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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86, perf: Add a separate Arch Perfmon v4 PMI handler
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On 8/6/2018 2:35 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 10:23:42AM -0700, kan.liang@linux.intel.com wrote:
>> @@ -2044,6 +2056,14 @@ static void intel_pmu_disable_event(struct perf_event *event)
>> if (unlikely(event->attr.precise_ip))
>> intel_pmu_pebs_disable(event);
>>
>> + /*
>> + * We could disable freezing here, but doesn't hurt if it's on.
>> + * perf remembers the state, and someone else will likely
>> + * reinitialize.
>> + *
>> + * This avoids an extra MSR write in many situations.
>> + */
>> +
>> if (unlikely(hwc->config_base == MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_FIXED_CTR_CTRL)) {
>> intel_pmu_disable_fixed(hwc);
>> return;
>> @@ -2119,6 +2139,11 @@ static void intel_pmu_enable_event(struct perf_event *event)
>> if (event->attr.exclude_guest)
>> cpuc->intel_ctrl_host_mask |= (1ull << hwc->idx);
>>
>> + if (x86_pmu.counter_freezing && !cpuc->frozen_enabled) {
>> + enable_counter_freeze();
>> + cpuc->frozen_enabled = 1;
>> + }
>> +
>> if (unlikely(event_is_checkpointed(event)))
>> cpuc->intel_cp_status |= (1ull << hwc->idx);
>>
>
> Why here? That doesn't really make sense; should this not be in
> intel_pmu_cpu_starting() or something?


For Goldmont Plus, the counter freezing feature can be re-enabled at
run-time by loading a newer microcode.
We need to check the x86_pmu.counter_freezing every time.


>
>> +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?
>
>> + /*
>> + * Ack the PMU late after the APIC. This avoids bogus
>
> That doesn't make sense. PMU and APIC do not have order.
>

The moment FROZEN bit is cleared, counters start counting immediately.
Here, we try to make it as close as possible to IRET.


Thanks,
Kan

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