Patchwork [25/25] perf: Document the ABI of perf sysfs entries

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Submitter Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date Jan. 31, 2013, 5:25 p.m.
Message ID <1359653128-10433-26-git-send-email-acme@infradead.org>
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Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo - Jan. 31, 2013, 5:25 p.m.
From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

This patchset addes two new sets of files to sysfs for POWER architecture.

	- perf event config format in /sys/devices/cpu/format/event
	- generic and POWER-specific perf events in /sys/devices/cpu/events/

The format of the first file is already documented in:

	sysfs-bus-event_source-devices-format

Document the format of the second set of files '/sys/devices/cpu/events/*'
which would also become part of the ABI.

Changelog[v4]:
	[Jiri Olsa]: Mention that multiple event= like terms can be specified
	in the 'events' file.
	[Jiri Olsa]: Remove the documentation for the 'config format' file
	as it is already documented in 'Documentation/ABI/testing/'.
	[Jiri Olsa]: Move ABI documentation from 'stable/' to 'testing/'

Changelog[v3]:
	[Greg KH] Include ABI documentation.

Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@au1.ibm.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Cc: linuxppc-dev@ozlabs.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20130123062645.GG13720@us.ibm.com
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
---
 Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-devices-cpu-events  |  0
 .../testing/sysfs-bus-event_source-devices-events  | 62 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 62 insertions(+)
 delete mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-devices-cpu-events
 create mode 100644 Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-event_source-devices-events

Patch

diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-devices-cpu-events b/Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-devices-cpu-events
deleted file mode 100644
index e69de29..0000000
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-event_source-devices-events b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-event_source-devices-events
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..0adeb52
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-event_source-devices-events
@@ -0,0 +1,62 @@ 
+What:		/sys/devices/cpu/events/
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/branch-misses
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/cache-references
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/cache-misses
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/stalled-cycles-frontend
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/branch-instructions
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/stalled-cycles-backend
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/instructions
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/cpu-cycles
+
+Date:		2013/01/08
+
+Contact:	Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
+
+Description:	Generic performance monitoring events
+
+		A collection of performance monitoring events that may be
+		supported by many/most CPUs. These events can be monitored
+		using the 'perf(1)' tool.
+
+		The contents of each file would look like:
+
+			event=0xNNNN
+
+		where 'N' is a hex digit and the number '0xNNNN' shows the
+		"raw code" for the perf event identified by the file's
+		"basename".
+
+
+What: 		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_LD_MISS_L1
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_LD_REF_L1
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_CYC
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_BRU_FIN
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_GCT_NOSLOT_CYC
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_BRU_MPRED
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_INST_CMPL
+		/sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_CMPLU_STALL
+
+Date:		2013/01/08
+
+Contact:	Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
+		Linux Powerpc mailing list <linuxppc-dev@ozlabs.org>
+
+Description:	POWER-systems specific performance monitoring events
+
+		A collection of performance monitoring events that may be
+		supported by the POWER CPU. These events can be monitored
+		using the 'perf(1)' tool.
+
+		These events may not be supported by other CPUs.
+
+		The contents of each file would look like:
+
+			event=0xNNNN
+
+		where 'N' is a hex digit and the number '0xNNNN' shows the
+		"raw code" for the perf event identified by the file's
+		"basename".
+
+		Further, multiple terms like 'event=0xNNNN' can be specified
+		and separated with comma. All available terms are defined in
+		the /sys/bus/event_source/devices/<dev>/format file.