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SubjectRe: [rfc 1/3] perf, x86: P4 PMU - describe config format
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On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 11:46 PM, Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org> wrote:
> Add description of .config in a sake of RAW events.
> At least this should bring some light to those who
> will be reading this code.
>
> Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>
> CC: Lin Ming <ming.m.lin@intel.com>
> CC: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
> CC: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>

Reviewed-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>

> ---
>  arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event_p4.h |   62 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 54 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> Index: linux-2.6.git/arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event_p4.h
> =====================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.git.orig/arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event_p4.h
> +++ linux-2.6.git/arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event_p4.h
> @@ -744,14 +744,6 @@ enum P4_ESCR_EMASKS {
>  };
>
>  /*
> - * P4 PEBS specifics (Replay Event only)
> - *
> - * Format (bits):
> - *   0-6: metric from P4_PEBS_METRIC enum
> - *    7 : reserved
> - *    8 : reserved
> - * 9-11 : reserved
> - *
>  * Note we have UOP and PEBS bits reserved for now
>  * just in case if we will need them once
>  */
> @@ -788,5 +780,59 @@ enum P4_PEBS_METRIC {
>        P4_PEBS_METRIC__max
>  };
>
> +/*
> + * Notes on internal configuration of ESCR+CCCR tuples
> + *
> + * Since P4 has quite the different architecture of
> + * performance registers in compare with "architectural"
> + * once and we have on 64 bits to keep configuration
> + * of performance event, the following trick is used.
> + *
> + * 1) Since both ESCR and CCCR registers have only low
> + *    32 bits valuable, we pack them into a single 64 bit
> + *    configuration. Low 32 bits of such config correspond
> + *    to low 32 bits of CCCR register and high 32 bits
> + *    correspond to low 32 bits of ESCR register.
> + *
> + * 2) The meaning of every bit of such config field can
> + *    be found in Intel SDM but it should be noted that
> + *    we "borrow" some reserved bits for own usage and
> + *    clean them or set to a proper value when we do
> + *    a real write to hardware registers.
> + *
> + * 3) The format of bits of config is the following
> + *    and should be either 0 or set to some predefined
> + *    values:
> + *
> + *    Low 32 bits
> + *    -----------
> + *      0-6: P4_PEBS_METRIC enum
> + *     7-11:                    reserved
> + *       12: Active thread
> + *    13-15:                    reserved (ESCR select)
> + *    16-17: Compare
> + *       18: Complement
> + *    20-23: Threshold
> + *       24: Edge
> + *       25:                    reserved (FORCE_OVF)
> + *       26:                    reserved (OVF_PMI_T0)
> + *       27:                    reserved (OVF_PMI_T1)
> + *    28-29:                    reserved
> + *       30:                    reserved (Cascade)
> + *       31:                    reserved (OVF)
> + *
> + *    High 32 bits
> + *    ------------
> + *        0:                    reserved (T1_USR)
> + *        1:                    reserved (T1_OS)
> + *        2:                    reserved (T0_USR)
> + *        3:                    reserved (T0_OS)
> + *        4: Tag Enable
> + *      5-8: Tag Value
> + *     9-24: Event Mask (may use P4_ESCR_EMASK_BIT helper)
> + *    25-30: enum P4_EVENTS
> + *       31:                    reserved (HT thread)
> + */
> +
>  #endif /* PERF_EVENT_P4_H */
>
>
>
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