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authorCyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>2010-03-11 19:54:39 +0300
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2010-03-11 18:51:08 +0100
commita072738e04f0eb26370e39ec679e9a0d65e49aea (patch)
tree0d74f160847675ed43af2353aa31ec3826120edf /arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_p6.c
parent9b33fa6ba0e2f90fdf407501db801c2511121564 (diff)
perf, x86: Implement initial P4 PMU driver
The netburst PMU is way different from the "architectural perfomance monitoring" specification that current CPUs use. P4 uses a tuple of ESCR+CCCR+COUNTER MSR registers to handle perfomance monitoring events. A few implementational details: 1) We need a separate x86_pmu::hw_config helper in struct x86_pmu since register bit-fields are quite different from P6, Core and later cpu series. 2) For the same reason is a x86_pmu::schedule_events helper introduced. 3) hw_perf_event::config consists of packed ESCR+CCCR values. It's allowed since in reality both registers only use a half of their size. Of course before making a real write into a particular MSR we need to unpack the value and extend it to a proper size. 4) The tuple of packed ESCR+CCCR in hw_perf_event::config doesn't describe the memory address of ESCR MSR register so that we need to keep a mapping between these tuples used and available ESCR (various P4 events may use same ESCRs but not simultaneously), for this sake every active event has a per-cpu map of hw_perf_event::idx <--> ESCR addresses. 5) Since hw_perf_event::idx is an offset to counter/control register we need to lift X86_PMC_MAX_GENERIC up, otherwise kernel strips it down to 8 registers and event armed may never be turned off (ie the bit in active_mask is set but the loop never reaches this index to check), thanks to Peter Zijlstra Restrictions: - No cascaded counters support (do we ever need them?) - No dependent events support (so PERF_COUNT_HW_INSTRUCTIONS doesn't work for now) - There are events with same counters which can't work simultaneously (need to use intersected ones due to broken counter 1) - No PERF_COUNT_HW_CACHE_ events yet Todo: - Implement dependent events - Need proper hashing for event opcodes (no linear search, good for debugging stage but not in real loads) - Some events counted during a clock cycle -- need to set threshold for them and count every clock cycle just to get summary statistics (ie to behave the same way as other PMUs do) - Need to swicth to use event_constraints - To support RAW events we need to encode a global list of P4 events into p4_templates - Cache events need to be added Event support status matrix: Event status ----------------------------- cycles works cache-references works cache-misses works branch-misses works bus-cycles partially (does not work on 64bit cpu with HT enabled) instruction doesnt work (needs dependent event [mop tagging]) branches doesnt work Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org> Signed-off-by: Lin Ming <ming.m.lin@intel.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Cc: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> LKML-Reference: <20100311165439.GB5129@lenovo> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_p6.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_p6.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_p6.c
index a330485d14d..6ff4d01d880 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_p6.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_p6.c
@@ -109,6 +109,8 @@ static __initconst struct x86_pmu p6_pmu = {
.enable_all = p6_pmu_enable_all,
.enable = p6_pmu_enable_event,
.disable = p6_pmu_disable_event,
+ .hw_config = x86_hw_config,
+ .schedule_events = x86_schedule_events,
.eventsel = MSR_P6_EVNTSEL0,
.perfctr = MSR_P6_PERFCTR0,
.event_map = p6_pmu_event_map,