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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86, perf: Add a separate Arch Perfmon v4 PMI handler
On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 02:33:23PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 08:35:15PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > +static bool disable_counter_freezing;
> > > +module_param(disable_counter_freezing, bool, 0444);
> > > +MODULE_PARM_DESC(disable_counter_freezing, "Disable counter freezing feature."
> > > + "The PMI handler will fall back to generic handler."
> > > + "Default is false (enable counter freezing feature).");
> >
> > Why?
>
> See the description. Counter freezing took some time to stabilize,
> so it seemed better to have a knob to ask users to try in case
> there are more problems.

But it is not a module.. did you want early_param() or __setup()?

> > > + /*
> > > + * Ack the PMU late after the APIC. This avoids bogus
> >
> > > + * freezing on Skylake CPUs. The acking unfreezes the PMU
> > > + */
> > That doesn't make sense. PMU and APIC do not have order.>
>
> It makes a difference for the hardware.

I still have no clue what it wants to say.

> > > + /*
> > > + * For arch perfmon 4 use counter freezing to avoid
> > > + * several MSR accesses in the PMI.
> > > + */
> > > + if (x86_pmu.counter_freezing) {
> > > + x86_pmu.handle_irq = intel_pmu_handle_irq_v4;
> > > + pr_cont("counter freezing, ");
> > > + }
> >
> > Lets not print the counter freezing, we already print v4, right?
>
> I find it useful to see that the kernel has the support, otherwise
> you would need to look at the version number, but it gets difficult
> with backports. This is another paranoia bit, in case there
> are problems.

That line will get ver long if we keep adding every dinky bit to it.

> > > @@ -561,6 +566,7 @@ struct x86_pmu {
> > > struct x86_pmu_quirk *quirks;
> > > int perfctr_second_write;
> > > bool late_ack;
> > > + bool counter_freezing;
> >
> > Please make the both of them int or something.
>
> That would make them bigger for no reason?

Then use u8 or something, I just don't much like _Bool in composite
types.

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