Patchwork [V3,1/2] powerpc, perf: Ignore separate BHRB privilege state filter request

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Submitter Anshuman Khandual
Date June 10, 2013, 5:53 a.m.
Message ID <1370843609-32618-2-git-send-email-khandual@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
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Permalink /patch/250167/
State Accepted, archived
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Anshuman Khandual - June 10, 2013, 5:53 a.m.
Completely ignore BHRB privilege state filter request as we are
already configuring that with privilege state filtering attribute
for the accompanying PMU event. This would help achieve cleaner
user space interaction for BHRB.

This patch fixes a situation like this

Before patch:-
------------
./perf record -j any -e branch-misses:k ls
Error:
The sys_perf_event_open() syscall returned with 95 (Operation not
supported) for event (branch-misses:k).
/bin/dmesg may provide additional information.
No CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS=y kernel support configured?

Here 'perf record' actually copies over ':k' filter request into BHRB
privilege state filter config and our previous check in kernel would
fail that.

After patch:-
-------------
./perf record -j any -e branch-misses:k ls
perf  perf.data  perf.data.old  test-mmap-ring
[ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
[ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.002 MB perf.data (~102 samples)]

Signed-off-by: Anshuman Khandual <khandual@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c | 13 ++++---------
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
Michael Neuling - June 24, 2013, 7:19 a.m.
Anshuman Khandual <khandual@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> Completely ignore BHRB privilege state filter request as we are
> already configuring that with privilege state filtering attribute
> for the accompanying PMU event. This would help achieve cleaner
> user space interaction for BHRB.
> 
> This patch fixes a situation like this
> 
> Before patch:-
> ------------
> ./perf record -j any -e branch-misses:k ls
> Error:
> The sys_perf_event_open() syscall returned with 95 (Operation not
> supported) for event (branch-misses:k).
> /bin/dmesg may provide additional information.
> No CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS=y kernel support configured?
> 
> Here 'perf record' actually copies over ':k' filter request into BHRB
> privilege state filter config and our previous check in kernel would
> fail that.
> 
> After patch:-
> -------------
> ./perf record -j any -e branch-misses:k ls
> perf  perf.data  perf.data.old  test-mmap-ring
> [ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
> [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.002 MB perf.data (~102 samples)]
> 
> Signed-off-by: Anshuman Khandual <khandual@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Acked-by: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org>


> ---
>  arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c | 13 ++++---------
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c b/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c
> index f7d1c4f..371c6e7 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c
> @@ -523,18 +523,13 @@ static int power8_generic_events[] = {
>  static u64 power8_bhrb_filter_map(u64 branch_sample_type)
>  {
>  	u64 pmu_bhrb_filter = 0;
> -	u64 br_privilege = branch_sample_type & ONLY_PLM;
>  
> -	/* BHRB and regular PMU events share the same prvillege state
> +	/* BHRB and regular PMU events share the same privilege state
>  	 * filter configuration. BHRB is always recorded along with a
> -	 * regular PMU event. So privilege state filter criteria for BHRB
> -	 * and the companion PMU events has to be the same. As a default
> -	 * "perf record" tool sets all privillege bits ON when no filter
> -	 * criteria is provided in the command line. So as along as all
> -	 * privillege bits are ON or they are OFF, we are good to go.
> +	 * regular PMU event. As the privilege state filter is handled
> +	 * in the basic PMC configuration of the accompanying regular
> +	 * PMU event, we ignore any separate BHRB specific request.
>  	 */
> -	if ((br_privilege != 7) && (br_privilege != 0))
> -		return -1;
>  
>  	/* No branch filter requested */
>  	if (branch_sample_type & PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_ANY)
> -- 
> 1.7.11.7
>

Patch

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c b/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c
index f7d1c4f..371c6e7 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/perf/power8-pmu.c
@@ -523,18 +523,13 @@  static int power8_generic_events[] = {
 static u64 power8_bhrb_filter_map(u64 branch_sample_type)
 {
 	u64 pmu_bhrb_filter = 0;
-	u64 br_privilege = branch_sample_type & ONLY_PLM;
 
-	/* BHRB and regular PMU events share the same prvillege state
+	/* BHRB and regular PMU events share the same privilege state
 	 * filter configuration. BHRB is always recorded along with a
-	 * regular PMU event. So privilege state filter criteria for BHRB
-	 * and the companion PMU events has to be the same. As a default
-	 * "perf record" tool sets all privillege bits ON when no filter
-	 * criteria is provided in the command line. So as along as all
-	 * privillege bits are ON or they are OFF, we are good to go.
+	 * regular PMU event. As the privilege state filter is handled
+	 * in the basic PMC configuration of the accompanying regular
+	 * PMU event, we ignore any separate BHRB specific request.
 	 */
-	if ((br_privilege != 7) && (br_privilege != 0))
-		return -1;
 
 	/* No branch filter requested */
 	if (branch_sample_type & PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_ANY)