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Subject[tip:perf/urgent] perf evsel: Probe for precise_ip with simple attr
Commit-ID:  5b61adb16599be04346e7e943c1b5113b57485ad
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/5b61adb16599be04346e7e943c1b5113b57485ad
Author: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
AuthorDate: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 16:25:34 +0100
Committer: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
CommitDate: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 18:19:45 -0300

perf evsel: Probe for precise_ip with simple attr

Currently we probe for precise_ip with user specified perf_event_attr,
which might fail because of unsupported kernel features, which would get
disabled during the open time anyway.

Switching the probe to take place on simple hw cycles, so the following
record sets proper precise_ip:

# perf record -e cycles:P ls
# perf evlist -v
cycles:P: size: 112, ... precise_ip: 3, ...

Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Jonas Rabenstein <jonas.rabenstein@studium.uni-erlangen.de>
Cc: Nageswara R Sastry <nasastry@in.ibm.com>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Ravi Bangoria <ravi.bangoria@linux.ibm.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190305152536.21035-7-jolsa@kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
---
tools/perf/util/evlist.c | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++-----
tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 8 --------
2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
index 08cedb643ea6..ed20f4379956 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evlist.c
@@ -230,18 +230,33 @@ void perf_evlist__set_leader(struct perf_evlist *evlist)
}
}

-void perf_event_attr__set_max_precise_ip(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
+void perf_event_attr__set_max_precise_ip(struct perf_event_attr *pattr)
{
- attr->precise_ip = 3;
+ struct perf_event_attr attr = {
+ .type = PERF_TYPE_HARDWARE,
+ .config = PERF_COUNT_HW_CPU_CYCLES,
+ .exclude_kernel = 1,
+ .precise_ip = 3,
+ };

- while (attr->precise_ip != 0) {
- int fd = sys_perf_event_open(attr, 0, -1, -1, 0);
+ event_attr_init(&attr);
+
+ /*
+ * Unnamed union member, not supported as struct member named
+ * initializer in older compilers such as gcc 4.4.7
+ */
+ attr.sample_period = 1;
+
+ while (attr.precise_ip != 0) {
+ int fd = sys_perf_event_open(&attr, 0, -1, -1, 0);
if (fd != -1) {
close(fd);
break;
}
- --attr->precise_ip;
+ --attr.precise_ip;
}
+
+ pattr->precise_ip = attr.precise_ip;
}

int __perf_evlist__add_default(struct perf_evlist *evlist, bool precise)
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
index dfe2958e6287..3bbf73e979c0 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
@@ -294,20 +294,12 @@ struct perf_evsel *perf_evsel__new_cycles(bool precise)

if (!precise)
goto new_event;
- /*
- * Unnamed union member, not supported as struct member named
- * initializer in older compilers such as gcc 4.4.7
- *
- * Just for probing the precise_ip:
- */
- attr.sample_period = 1;

perf_event_attr__set_max_precise_ip(&attr);
/*
* Now let the usual logic to set up the perf_event_attr defaults
* to kick in when we return and before perf_evsel__open() is called.
*/
- attr.sample_period = 0;
new_event:
evsel = perf_evsel__new(&attr);
if (evsel == NULL)
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