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authorEric B Munson <emunson@mgebm.net>2011-04-15 08:12:30 +0000
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2011-04-21 14:32:54 -0700
commitfae123f8208d7d56b35c0c8e9a299e052f62dfcc (patch)
tree2006476f796d44cfde22fb53ad562f3a193418d2 /arch/powerpc
parent4efa7d8da6914e9cce94f405649e407ffa20a04e (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.38-lt-ux500-fae123f8208d7d56b35c0c8e9a299e052f62dfcc.tar.gz
powerpc/perf_event: Skip updating kernel counters if register value shrinks
commit 86c74ab317c1ef4d37325e0d7ca8a01a796b0bd7 upstream. Because of speculative event roll back, it is possible for some event coutners to decrease between reads on POWER7. This causes a problem with the way that counters are updated. Delta calues are calculated in a 64 bit value and the top 32 bits are masked. If the register value has decreased, this leaves us with a very large positive value added to the kernel counters. This patch protects against this by skipping the update if the delta would be negative. This can lead to a lack of precision in the coutner values, but from my testing the value is typcially fewer than 10 samples at a time. Signed-off-by: Eric B Munson <emunson@mgebm.net> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/powerpc')
-rw-r--r--arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_event.c37
1 files changed, 30 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_event.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_event.c
index 97e0ae41494..26e56e34691 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_event.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_event.c
@@ -398,6 +398,25 @@ static int check_excludes(struct perf_event **ctrs, unsigned int cflags[],
return 0;
}
+static u64 check_and_compute_delta(u64 prev, u64 val)
+{
+ u64 delta = (val - prev) & 0xfffffffful;
+
+ /*
+ * POWER7 can roll back counter values, if the new value is smaller
+ * than the previous value it will cause the delta and the counter to
+ * have bogus values unless we rolled a counter over. If a coutner is
+ * rolled back, it will be smaller, but within 256, which is the maximum
+ * number of events to rollback at once. If we dectect a rollback
+ * return 0. This can lead to a small lack of precision in the
+ * counters.
+ */
+ if (prev > val && (prev - val) < 256)
+ delta = 0;
+
+ return delta;
+}
+
static void power_pmu_read(struct perf_event *event)
{
s64 val, delta, prev;
@@ -416,10 +435,11 @@ static void power_pmu_read(struct perf_event *event)
prev = local64_read(&event->hw.prev_count);
barrier();
val = read_pmc(event->hw.idx);
+ delta = check_and_compute_delta(prev, val);
+ if (!delta)
+ return;
} while (local64_cmpxchg(&event->hw.prev_count, prev, val) != prev);
- /* The counters are only 32 bits wide */
- delta = (val - prev) & 0xfffffffful;
local64_add(delta, &event->count);
local64_sub(delta, &event->hw.period_left);
}
@@ -449,8 +469,9 @@ static void freeze_limited_counters(struct cpu_hw_events *cpuhw,
val = (event->hw.idx == 5) ? pmc5 : pmc6;
prev = local64_read(&event->hw.prev_count);
event->hw.idx = 0;
- delta = (val - prev) & 0xfffffffful;
- local64_add(delta, &event->count);
+ delta = check_and_compute_delta(prev, val);
+ if (delta)
+ local64_add(delta, &event->count);
}
}
@@ -458,14 +479,16 @@ static void thaw_limited_counters(struct cpu_hw_events *cpuhw,
unsigned long pmc5, unsigned long pmc6)
{
struct perf_event *event;
- u64 val;
+ u64 val, prev;
int i;
for (i = 0; i < cpuhw->n_limited; ++i) {
event = cpuhw->limited_counter[i];
event->hw.idx = cpuhw->limited_hwidx[i];
val = (event->hw.idx == 5) ? pmc5 : pmc6;
- local64_set(&event->hw.prev_count, val);
+ prev = local64_read(&event->hw.prev_count);
+ if (check_and_compute_delta(prev, val))
+ local64_set(&event->hw.prev_count, val);
perf_event_update_userpage(event);
}
}
@@ -1197,7 +1220,7 @@ static void record_and_restart(struct perf_event *event, unsigned long val,
/* we don't have to worry about interrupts here */
prev = local64_read(&event->hw.prev_count);
- delta = (val - prev) & 0xfffffffful;
+ delta = check_and_compute_delta(prev, val);
local64_add(delta, &event->count);
/*