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> On Thursday 31 August 2017 10:13 PM, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 01:45:53PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra escreveu:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 05:05:15PM +0530, Madhavan Srinivasan wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 August 2017 06:22 AM, wrote:
> From: Kan Liang <>
> For understanding how the workload maps to memory channels and
> hardware
> behavior, it's very important to collect address maps with physical
> addresses. For example, 3D XPoint access can only be found by filtering
> the physical address.
> Add a new sample type for physical address.
> perf already has a facility to collect data virtual address. This patch
> introduces a function to convert the virtual address to physical address.
> The function is quite generic and can be extended to any architecture as
> long as a virtual address is provided.
> - For kernel direct mapping addresses, virt_to_phys is used to convert
> the virtual addresses to physical address.
> - For user virtual addresses, __get_user_pages_fast is used to walk the
> pages tables for user physical address.
> - This does not work for vmalloc addresses right now. These are not
> resolved, but code to do that could be added.
> The new sample type requires collecting the virtual address. The
> virtual address will not be output unless SAMPLE_ADDR is applied.
> For security, the physical address can only be exposed to root or
> privileged user.
> Tested-by: Madhavan Srinivasan <>
> You mean you tested this together with Kan's v2 perf tools patches? If
> that is so I'll add this tested-by to those patches, ok?
> Arnaldo,
> No. Kernel side patch showed the link for the v1 of the perf tool side
> patchset (5 patch series) and I used that to test.

Thanks Maddy for the test.
Yes, the kernel patch went with user tool v1 version.
The user tool v2 version did a little modification according to the final
kernel patch. The only difference is not to mandate SAMPLE_ADDR


> >This patch is kernel patch.
> >The user space patch can be found here.
> >
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> Maddy
> Thanks maddy!

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