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Subject[RFC][PATCH] perf_counter: Complete counter swap.
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On Thu, 2009-06-25 at 19:43 +0000, tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> +static void __perf_counter_sync_stat(struct perf_counter *counter,
> + struct perf_counter *next_counter)
> +{
> + u64 value;
> +
> + if (!counter->attr.inherit_stat)
> + return;
> +
> + /*
> + * Update the counter value, we cannot use perf_counter_read()
> + * because we're in the middle of a context switch and have IRQs
> + * disabled, which upsets smp_call_function_single(), however
> + * we know the counter must be on the current CPU, therefore we
> + * don't need to use it.
> + */
> + switch (counter->state) {
> + case PERF_COUNTER_STATE_ACTIVE:
> + __perf_counter_read(counter);
> + break;
> +
> + case PERF_COUNTER_STATE_INACTIVE:
> + update_counter_times(counter);
> + break;
> +
> + default:
> + break;
> + }
> +
> + /*
> + * In order to keep per-task stats reliable we need to flip the counter
> + * values when we flip the contexts.
> + */
> + value = atomic64_read(&next_counter->count);
> + value = atomic64_xchg(&counter->count, value);
> + atomic64_set(&next_counter->count, value);
> +
> + /*
> + * XXX also sync time_enabled and time_running ?
> + */
> +}

Right, so I convinced myself we indeed want to swap the times as well,
and realized we need to update the userpage after modifying these
counters.

Then again, since inherited counters tend to wander around
self-monitoring mmap() + inherit is bound to be broken.. hmm?

Do we want to fix that or shall we simply say: don't do that then!

Paul?

---
Subject: perf_counter: Complete counter swap.

Complete the counter swap by indeed switching the times too and
updateing the userpage after modifying the counter values.

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
---
kernel/perf_counter.c | 7 ++++++-
1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/perf_counter.c b/kernel/perf_counter.c
index f2f2326..66ab1e9 100644
--- a/kernel/perf_counter.c
+++ b/kernel/perf_counter.c
@@ -1048,9 +1048,14 @@ static void __perf_counter_sync_stat(struct perf_counter *counter,
value = atomic64_xchg(&counter->count, value);
atomic64_set(&next_counter->count, value);

+ swap(counter->total_time_enabled, next_counter->total_time_enabled);
+ swap(counter->total_time_running, next_counter->total_time_running);
+
/*
- * XXX also sync time_enabled and time_running ?
+ * Since we swizzled the values, update the user visible data too.
*/
+ perf_counter_update_userpage(counter);
+ perf_counter_update_userpage(next_counter);
}

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