Patchwork [115/133] perf/x86: Fix intel QPI uncore event definitions

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Submitter Kamal Mostafa
Date Aug. 16, 2013, 10:34 p.m.
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Kamal Mostafa - Aug. 16, 2013, 10:34 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Vince Weaver <>

commit c9601247f8f3fdc18aed7ed7e490e8dfcd07f122 upstream.

John McCalpin reports that the "drs_data" and "ncb_data" QPI
uncore events are missing the "extra bit" and always return zero
values unless the bit is properly set.

More details from him:

 According to the Xeon E5-2600 Product Family Uncore Performance
 Monitoring Guide, Table 2-94, about 1/2 of the QPI Link Layer events
 (including the ones that "perf" calls "drs_data" and "ncb_data") require
 that the "extra bit" be set.

 This was confusing for a while -- a note at the bottom of page 94 says
 that the "extra bit" is bit 16 of the control register.
 Unfortunately, Table 2-86 clearly says that bit 16 is reserved and must
 be zero.  Looking around a bit, I found that bit 21 appears to be the
 correct "extra bit", and further investigation shows that "perf" actually
 agrees with me:
	[root@c560-003.stampede]# cat /sys/bus/event_source/devices/uncore_qpi_0/format/event

 So the command
	# perf -e "uncore_qpi_0/event=drs_data/"
 Is the same as
	# perf -e "uncore_qpi_0/event=0x02,umask=0x08/"
 While it should be
	# perf -e "uncore_qpi_0/event=0x102,umask=0x08/"

 I confirmed that this last version gives results that agree with the
 amount of data that I expected the STREAM benchmark to move across the QPI
 link in the second (cross-chip) test of the original script.

Reported-by: John McCalpin <>
Signed-off-by: Vince Weaver <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <>
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c
index 3e091f0..99e70d45 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c
@@ -315,8 +315,8 @@  static struct uncore_event_desc snbep_uncore_imc_events[] = {
 static struct uncore_event_desc snbep_uncore_qpi_events[] = {
 	INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(clockticks,       "event=0x14"),
 	INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(txl_flits_active, "event=0x00,umask=0x06"),
-	INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(drs_data,         "event=0x02,umask=0x08"),
-	INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(ncb_data,         "event=0x03,umask=0x04"),
+	INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(drs_data,         "event=0x102,umask=0x08"),
+	INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(ncb_data,         "event=0x103,umask=0x04"),
 	{ /* end: all zeroes */ },