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2009-10-28powerpc: perf_event: Enable SDAR in continous sample modeAnton Blanchard
In continuous sampling mode we want the SDAR to update. While we can select between dcache misses and ERAT (L1-TLB) misses, a decent default is to enable both. Signed-off-by: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org> Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
2009-09-21perf: Do the big rename: Performance Counters -> Performance EventsIngo Molnar
Bye-bye Performance Counters, welcome Performance Events! In the past few months the perfcounters subsystem has grown out its initial role of counting hardware events, and has become (and is becoming) a much broader generic event enumeration, reporting, logging, monitoring, analysis facility. Naming its core object 'perf_counter' and naming the subsystem 'perfcounters' has become more and more of a misnomer. With pending code like hw-breakpoints support the 'counter' name is less and less appropriate. All in one, we've decided to rename the subsystem to 'performance events' and to propagate this rename through all fields, variables and API names. (in an ABI compatible fashion) The word 'event' is also a bit shorter than 'counter' - which makes it slightly more convenient to write/handle as well. Thanks goes to Stephane Eranian who first observed this misnomer and suggested a rename. User-space tooling and ABI compatibility is not affected - this patch should be function-invariant. (Also, defconfigs were not touched to keep the size down.) This patch has been generated via the following script: FILES=$(find * -type f | grep -vE 'oprofile|[^K]config') sed -i \ -e 's/PERF_EVENT_/PERF_RECORD_/g' \ -e 's/PERF_COUNTER/PERF_EVENT/g' \ -e 's/perf_counter/perf_event/g' \ -e 's/nb_counters/nb_events/g' \ -e 's/swcounter/swevent/g' \ -e 's/tpcounter_event/tp_event/g' \ $FILES for N in $(find . -name perf_counter.[ch]); do M=$(echo $N | sed 's/perf_counter/perf_event/g') mv $N $M done FILES=$(find . -name perf_event.*) sed -i \ -e 's/COUNTER_MASK/REG_MASK/g' \ -e 's/COUNTER/EVENT/g' \ -e 's/\<event\>/event_id/g' \ -e 's/counter/event/g' \ -e 's/Counter/Event/g' \ $FILES ... to keep it as correct as possible. This script can also be used by anyone who has pending perfcounters patches - it converts a Linux kernel tree over to the new naming. We tried to time this change to the point in time where the amount of pending patches is the smallest: the end of the merge window. Namespace clashes were fixed up in a preparatory patch - and some stylistic fallout will be fixed up in a subsequent patch. ( NOTE: 'counters' are still the proper terminology when we deal with hardware registers - and these sed scripts are a bit over-eager in renaming them. I've undone some of that, but in case there's something left where 'counter' would be better than 'event' we can undo that on an individual basis instead of touching an otherwise nicely automated patch. ) Suggested-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Acked-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Reviewed-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca> Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org> LKML-Reference: <new-submission> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-08-06perf_counter/powerpc: Check oprofile_cpu_type for NULL before using itBenjamin Herrenschmidt
If the current CPU doesn't support performance counters, cur_cpu_spec->oprofile_cpu_type can be NULL. The current perf_counter modules don't test for that case and would thus crash at boot time. Bug reported by David Woodhouse. Reported-by: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> LKML-Reference: <19066.48028.446975.501454@cargo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-06-18perf_counter: powerpc: Change how processor-specific back-ends get selectedPaul Mackerras
At present, the powerpc generic (processor-independent) perf_counter code has list of processor back-end modules, and at initialization, it looks at the PVR (processor version register) and has a switch statement to select a suitable processor-specific back-end. This is going to become inconvenient as we add more processor-specific back-ends, so this inverts the order: now each back-end checks whether it applies to the current processor, and registers itself if so. Furthermore, instead of looking at the PVR, back-ends now check the cur_cpu_spec->oprofile_cpu_type string and match on that. Lastly, each back-end now specifies a name for itself so the core can print a nice message when a back-end registers itself. This doesn't provide any support for unregistering back-ends, but that wouldn't be hard to do and would allow back-ends to be modules. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: linuxppc-dev@ozlabs.org Cc: benh@kernel.crashing.org LKML-Reference: <19000.55529.762227.518531@cargo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-06-18perf_counter: powerpc: Use unsigned long for register and constraint valuesPaul Mackerras
This changes the powerpc perf_counter back-end to use unsigned long types for hardware register values and for the value/mask pairs used in checking whether a given set of events fit within the hardware constraints. This is in preparation for adding support for the PMU on some 32-bit powerpc processors. On 32-bit processors the hardware registers are only 32 bits wide, and the PMU structure is generally simpler, so 32 bits should be ample for expressing the hardware constraints. On 64-bit processors, unsigned long is 64 bits wide, so using unsigned long vs. u64 (unsigned long long) makes no actual difference. This makes some other very minor changes: adjusting whitespace to line things up in initialized structures, and simplifying some code in hw_perf_disable(). Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: linuxppc-dev@ozlabs.org Cc: benh@kernel.crashing.org LKML-Reference: <19000.55473.26174.331511@cargo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-06-11perf_counter: Rename L2 to LL cachePeter Zijlstra
The top (fastest) and last level (biggest) caches are the most interesting ones, performance wise. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> LKML-Reference: <new-submission> [ Fixed the Nehalem LL table to LLC Reference/Miss events ] Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-06-11perf_counter: Standardize event namesPeter Zijlstra
Pure renames only, to PERF_COUNT_HW_* and PERF_COUNT_SW_*. Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> LKML-Reference: <new-submission> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-06-11perf_counter: powerpc: Implement generalized cache events for POWER processorsPaul Mackerras
This adds tables of event codes for the generalized cache events for all the currently supported powerpc processors: POWER{4,5,5+,6,7} and PPC970*, plus powerpc-specific code to use these tables when a generalized cache event is requested. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> LKML-Reference: <18992.36430.933526.742969@drongo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-06-03perf_counter: powerpc: Fix event alternative code generation on POWER5/5+Paul Mackerras
Commit ef923214 ("perf_counter: powerpc: use u64 for event codes internally") introduced a bug where the return value from function find_alternative_bdecode gets put into a u64 variable and later tested to see if it is < 0. The effect is that we get extra, bogus event code alternatives on POWER5 and POWER5+, leading to error messages such as "oops compute_mmcr failed" being printed and counters not counting properly. This fixes it by using s64 for the return type of find_alternative_bdecode and for the local variable that the caller puts the value in. It also makes the event argument a u64 on POWER5+ for consistency. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Corey Ashford <cjashfor@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: John Kacur <jkacur@redhat.com> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@googlemail.com> LKML-Reference: <18982.17586.666132.90983@cargo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-05-15perf_counter: powerpc: supply more precise information on counter overflow ↵Paul Mackerras
events This uses values from the MMCRA, SIAR and SDAR registers on powerpc to supply more precise information for overflow events, including a data address when PERF_RECORD_ADDR is specified. Since POWER6 uses different bit positions in MMCRA from earlier processors, this converts the struct power_pmu limited_pmc5_6 field, which only had 0/1 values, into a flags field and defines bit values for its previous use (PPMU_LIMITED_PMC5_6) and a new flag (PPMU_ALT_SIPR) to indicate that the processor uses the POWER6 bit positions rather than the earlier positions. It also adds definitions in reg.h for the new and old positions of the bit that indicates that the SIAR and SDAR values come from the same instruction. For the data address, the SDAR value is supplied if we are not doing instruction sampling. In that case there is no guarantee that the address given in the PERF_RECORD_ADDR subrecord will correspond to the instruction whose address is given in the PERF_RECORD_IP subrecord. If instruction sampling is enabled (e.g. because this counter is counting a marked instruction event), then we only supply the SDAR value for the PERF_RECORD_ADDR subrecord if it corresponds to the instruction whose address is in the PERF_RECORD_IP subrecord. Otherwise we supply 0. [ Impact: support more PMU hardware features on PowerPC ] Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Corey Ashford <cjashfor@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> LKML-Reference: <18955.37028.48861.555309@drongo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-05-15perf_counter: powerpc: use u64 for event codes internallyPaul Mackerras
Although the perf_counter API allows 63-bit raw event codes, internally in the powerpc back-end we had been using 32-bit event codes. This expands them to 64 bits so that we can add bits for specifying threshold start/stop events and instruction sampling modes later. This also corrects the return value of can_go_on_limited_pmc; we were returning an event code rather than just a 0/1 value in some circumstances. That didn't particularly matter while event codes were 32-bit, but now that event codes are 64-bit it might, so this fixes it. [ Impact: extend PowerPC perfcounter interfaces from u32 to u64 ] Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Corey Ashford <cjashfor@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> LKML-Reference: <18955.36874.472452.353104@drongo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-04-29perf_counter: powerpc: allow use of limited-function countersPaul Mackerras
POWER5+ and POWER6 have two hardware counters with limited functionality: PMC5 counts instructions completed in run state and PMC6 counts cycles in run state. (Run state is the state when a hardware RUN bit is 1; the idle task clears RUN while waiting for work to do and sets it when there is work to do.) These counters can't be written to by the kernel, can't generate interrupts, and don't obey the freeze conditions. That means we can only use them for per-task counters (where we know we'll always be in run state; we can't put a per-task counter on an idle task), and only if we don't want interrupts and we do want to count in all processor modes. Obviously some counters can't go on a limited hardware counter, but there are also situations where we can only put a counter on a limited hardware counter - if there are already counters on that exclude some processor modes and we want to put on a per-task cycle or instruction counter that doesn't exclude any processor mode, it could go on if it can use a limited hardware counter. To keep track of these constraints, this adds a flags argument to the processor-specific get_alternatives() functions, with three bits defined: one to say that we can accept alternative event codes that go on limited counters, one to say we only want alternatives on limited counters, and one to say that this is a per-task counter and therefore events that are gated by run state are equivalent to those that aren't (e.g. a "cycles" event is equivalent to a "cycles in run state" event). These flags are computed for each counter and stored in the counter->hw.counter_base field (slightly wonky name for what it does, but it was an existing unused field). Since the limited counters don't freeze when we freeze the other counters, we need some special handling to avoid getting skew between things counted on the limited counters and those counted on normal counters. To minimize this skew, if we are using any limited counters, we read PMC5 and PMC6 immediately after setting and clearing the freeze bit. This is done in a single asm in the new write_mmcr0() function. The code here is specific to PMC5 and PMC6 being the limited hardware counters. Being more general (e.g. having a bitmap of limited hardware counter numbers) would have meant more complex code to read the limited counters when freezing and unfreezing the normal counters, with conditional branches, which would have increased the skew. Since it isn't necessary for the code to be more general at this stage, it isn't. This also extends the back-ends for POWER5+ and POWER6 to be able to handle up to 6 counters rather than the 4 they previously handled. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com> LKML-Reference: <18936.19035.163066.892208@cargo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-04-08perf_counter: powerpc: set sample enable bit for marked instruction eventsPaul Mackerras
Impact: enable access to hardware feature POWER processors have the ability to "mark" a subset of the instructions and provide more detailed information on what happens to the marked instructions as they flow through the pipeline. This marking is enabled by the "sample enable" bit in MMCRA, and there are synchronization requirements around setting and clearing the bit. This adds logic to the processor-specific back-ends so that they know which events relate to marked instructions and set the sampling enable bit if any event that we want to put on the PMU is a marked instruction event. It also adds logic to the generic powerpc code to do the necessary synchronization if that bit is set. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> LKML-Reference: <18908.31930.1024.228867@cargo.ozlabs.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-03-06perfcounters/powerpc: add support for POWER5+ processorsPaul Mackerras
Impact: more hardware support This adds the back-end for the PMU on the POWER5+ processors (i.e. GS, including GS DD3 aka POWER5++). This doesn't use the fixed-function PMC5 and PMC6 since they don't respect the freeze conditions and don't generate interrupts, as on POWER6. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>