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SubjectRe: Oprofile : need to adjust PC by 16 bytes
Eric Dumazet writes:
> Very strange results on my Intel E5450 CPU
>
> I found that I have to bias regs->ip by 16 bytes in order to have
> correct profiling.
>
> Does it rings a bell to anyone ?

The term is "skid". All OO processors are susceptible to it,
as was known already to the Alpha "continous profiling"
performance counter folks.

And no, blindly subtracting 16 from IP is not a fix.

>
> opcontrol --version
> opcontrol: oprofile 0.9.4 compiled on Nov 3 2008 06:45:57
>
> Thank you
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/oprofile/op_model_ppro.c b/arch/x86/oprofile/op_model_ppro.c
> index 3f1b81a..051fb16 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/oprofile/op_model_ppro.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/oprofile/op_model_ppro.c
> @@ -131,7 +131,9 @@ static int ppro_check_ctrs(struct pt_regs * const regs,
> continue;
> rdmsrl(msrs->counters[i].addr, val);
> if (CTR_OVERFLOWED(val)) {
> + regs->ip -= 0x10;
> oprofile_add_sample(regs, i);
> + regs->ip += 0x10;
> wrmsrl(msrs->counters[i].addr, -reset_value[i]);
> }
> }
>
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