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SubjectRe: [PATCH V6 03/16] perf/core: Add support for PERF_SAMPLE_CODE_PAGE_SIZE
On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 06:37:08PM -0400, Liang, Kan wrote:
>
>
> On 8/10/2020 5:41 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 02:24:23PM -0700, Kan Liang wrote:
> > > From: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
> > >
> > > When studying code layout, it is useful to capture the page size of the
> > > sampled code address.
> > >
> > > Add a new sample type for code page size.
> > > The new sample type requires collecting the ip. The code page size can
> > > be calculated from the IRQ-safe perf_get_page_size().
> > >
> > > Only the generic support is covered. The large PEBS will be disabled
> > > with this sample type.
> >
> > -ENOREASON
>
> I think the reason is similar to PERF_SAMPLE_DATA_PAGE_SIZE. For large PEBS,
> the mapping could be gone for the earlier PEBS records. Invalid page size
> may be retrieved. I will update the commit message.

That's extremely unlikely though.. We might as well just do it and pray.
The worst case is that we return '0' page-size because it's gone, that
seems fairly sane.

Alternatively, we can register mmu_notifiers or something and flush PEBS
buffers when ranges get invalidated.

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