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Subject[PATCH v1 0/7] coresight: etm-perf: Fix pid tracing with VHE
This patch series is a following up for the previous version which was
delivered by Suzuki [1]. Below gives the background info for why we
need this patch series, directly quotes the description in the cover
letter of the previous version:

"With the Virtualization Host Extensions, the kernel can run at EL2.
In this case the pid is written to CONTEXTIDR_EL2 instead of the
CONTEXTIDR_EL1. Thus the normal coresight tracing will be unable
to detect the PID of the thread generating the trace by looking
at the CONTEXTIDR_EL1. Thus, depending on the kernel EL, we must
switch to tracing the correct CONTEXTIDR register.

to include the CONTEXTIDR_EL2 as the VMID in the trace. This
requires the perf tool to detect the changes in the TRCCONFIGR and
use the VMID / CID field for the PID. The challenge here is for
the perf tool to detect the kernel behavior.

Instead of the previously proposed invasive approaches, this set
implements a less intrusive mechanism, by playing with the
perf_event.attribute.config bits."

Same as the previous series, this series keeps the same implementation
for two introduced format bits:

- contextid_in_vmid -> Is only supported when the VMID tracing
and CONTEXTIDR_EL2 both are supported. When requested the perf
As per ETMv4.4 TRM, when the core supports VHE, the CONTEXTIDR_EL2
tracing is mandatory. (See the field TRCID2.VMIDOPT)

- pid -> Is an alias for the correct config to enable PID tracing
on any kernel.
i.e, in EL1 kernel -> pid == contextid
EL2 kernel -> pid == contextid_in_vmid

With this, the perf tool is also updated to request the "pid"
tracing whenever available, falling back to "contextid" if it
is unavailable.

Comparing against the old version, this patch series uses the metadata
to save PID format; after add new item into metadata, it introduces
backward compatibility issue. To allow backward compatibility, this
series calculates per CPU metadata array size and avoid to use the
defined macro, so can always know the correct array size based on the
info stored in perf data file. Finally, the PID format stored in
metadata is passed to decoder and guide the decoder to set PID from

This patch series has been tested on Arm Juno-r2 board, with testing
two perf data files: one data file is recorded by the latest perf tool
after applied this patch series, and another data file is recorded by
old perf tool without this patch series, so this can prove the tool is
backward compatible.

Changes from RFC:
* Added comments to clarify cases requested (Leo);
* Explain the change to generic flags for cs_etm_set_option() in the
commit description;
* Stored PID format in metadata and passed it to decoder (Leo);
* Enhanced cs-etm for backward compatibility (Denis Nikitin).


Leo Yan (4):
perf cs-etm: Calculate per CPU metadata array size
perf cs-etm: Add PID format into metadata
perf cs-etm: Fixup PID_FMT when it is zero
perf cs-etm: Add helper cs_etm__get_pid_fmt()

Suzuki K Poulose (3):
coresight: etm-perf: Add support for PID tracing for kernel at EL2
perf cs_etm: Use pid tracing explicitly instead of contextid
perf cs-etm: Detect pid in VMID for kernel running at EL2

.../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-etm-perf.c | 14 +++
.../coresight/coresight-etm4x-core.c | 9 ++
include/linux/coresight-pmu.h | 11 ++-
tools/include/linux/coresight-pmu.h | 11 ++-
tools/perf/arch/arm/util/cs-etm.c | 89 +++++++++++++++----
.../perf/util/cs-etm-decoder/cs-etm-decoder.c | 32 ++++++-
tools/perf/util/cs-etm.c | 61 ++++++++++++-
tools/perf/util/cs-etm.h | 3 +
8 files changed, 198 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)


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