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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] perf mem/c2c: Fix perf_mem_events to support powerpc
On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 06:54:12PM +0530, Ravi Bangoria wrote:
> Powerpc hw does not have inbuilt latency filter (--ldlat) for mem-load
> event and, perf_mem_events by default includes ldlat=30 which is
> causing failure on powerpc. Refactor code to support perf mem/c2c on
> powerpc.
>
> This patch depends on kernel side changes done my Madhavan:
> https://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/linuxppc-dev/2018-December/182596.html
>
> Signed-off-by: Ravi Bangoria <ravi.bangoria@linux.ibm.com>
> ---

Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>

thanks,
jirka

> tools/perf/Documentation/perf-c2c.txt | 16 ++++++++++++----
> tools/perf/Documentation/perf-mem.txt | 2 +-
> tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/Build | 1 +
> tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/mem-events.c | 11 +++++++++++
> tools/perf/util/mem-events.c | 2 +-
> 5 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/mem-events.c
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-c2c.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-c2c.txt
> index 095aebd..e6150f2 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-c2c.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-c2c.txt
> @@ -19,8 +19,11 @@ C2C stands for Cache To Cache.
> The perf c2c tool provides means for Shared Data C2C/HITM analysis. It allows
> you to track down the cacheline contentions.
>
> -The tool is based on x86's load latency and precise store facility events
> -provided by Intel CPUs. These events provide:
> +On x86, the tool is based on load latency and precise store facility events
> +provided by Intel CPUs. On PowerPC, the tool uses random instruction sampling
> +with thresholding feature.
> +
> +These events provide:
> - memory address of the access
> - type of the access (load and store details)
> - latency (in cycles) of the load access
> @@ -46,7 +49,7 @@ RECORD OPTIONS
>
> -l::
> --ldlat::
> - Configure mem-loads latency.
> + Configure mem-loads latency. (x86 only)
>
> -k::
> --all-kernel::
> @@ -119,11 +122,16 @@ Following perf record options are configured by default:
> -W,-d,--phys-data,--sample-cpu
>
> Unless specified otherwise with '-e' option, following events are monitored by
> -default:
> +default on x86:
>
> cpu/mem-loads,ldlat=30/P
> cpu/mem-stores/P
>
> +and following on PowerPC:
> +
> + cpu/mem-loads/
> + cpu/mem-stores/
> +
> User can pass any 'perf record' option behind '--' mark, like (to enable
> callchains and system wide monitoring):
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-mem.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-mem.txt
> index f8d2167..199ea0f 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-mem.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-mem.txt
> @@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ RECORD OPTIONS
> Be more verbose (show counter open errors, etc)
>
> --ldlat <n>::
> - Specify desired latency for loads event.
> + Specify desired latency for loads event. (x86 only)
>
> In addition, for report all perf report options are valid, and for record
> all perf record options.
> diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/Build b/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/Build
> index 2e659531..ba98bd0 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/Build
> +++ b/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/Build
> @@ -2,6 +2,7 @@ libperf-y += header.o
> libperf-y += sym-handling.o
> libperf-y += kvm-stat.o
> libperf-y += perf_regs.o
> +libperf-y += mem-events.o
>
> libperf-$(CONFIG_DWARF) += dwarf-regs.o
> libperf-$(CONFIG_DWARF) += skip-callchain-idx.o
> diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/mem-events.c b/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/mem-events.c
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..f1194fc
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/mem-events.c
> @@ -0,0 +1,11 @@
> +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> +#include "mem-events.h"
> +
> +/* PowerPC does not support 'ldlat' parameter. */
> +char *perf_mem_events__name(int i)
> +{
> + if (i == PERF_MEM_EVENTS__LOAD)
> + return (char *) "cpu/mem-loads/";
> +
> + return (char *) "cpu/mem-stores/";
> +}
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/mem-events.c b/tools/perf/util/mem-events.c
> index 93f74d8..42c3e5a 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/mem-events.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/mem-events.c
> @@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ struct perf_mem_event perf_mem_events[PERF_MEM_EVENTS__MAX] = {
> static char mem_loads_name[100];
> static bool mem_loads_name__init;
>
> -char *perf_mem_events__name(int i)
> +char * __weak perf_mem_events__name(int i)
> {
> if (i == PERF_MEM_EVENTS__LOAD) {
> if (!mem_loads_name__init) {
> --
> 1.8.3.1
>

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