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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf_events: fix bug in hw_perf_enable()
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On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 16:35 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> +++ linux-2.6/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
> @@ -243,8 +243,18 @@ static struct event_constraint intel_cor
>
> static struct event_constraint intel_core2_event_constraints[] =
> {
> - FIXED_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0xc0, (0x3|(1ULL<<32))), /* INSTRUCTIONS_RETIRED */
> - FIXED_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x3c, (0x3|(1ULL<<33))), /* UNHALTED_CORE_CYCLES */
> + FIXED_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x00c0, 1ULL << 32), /* INST_RETIRED.ANY */
> + FIXED_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x003c, 1ULL << 33), /* CPU_CLK_UNHALTED.CORE */
> + /*
> + * FIXED_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x013c, 1ULL << 34), CPU_CLK_UNHALTED.REF
> + *
> + * Core2 has Fixed Counter 2 listed as CPU_CLK_UNHALTED.REF and event
> + * 0x013c as CPU_CLK_UNHALTED.BUS and specifies there is a fixed
> + * ratio between these counters.
> + *
> + * TODO: find/measure the fixed ratio and apply it so that we can
> + * enable this fixed purpose counter in a transparent way.
> + */
> INTEL_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x10, 0x1), /* FP_COMP_OPS_EXE */
> INTEL_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x11, 0x2), /* FP_ASSIST */
> INTEL_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x12, 0x2), /* MUL */

>From what I can measure on the available Core2 systems this ratio is
exactly 1, which would be consistent with the Nehalem and Westmere
tables calling this event .REF

Stephane, have you ever observed this ratio to be anything other than 1?

If not, I think we can simply stick this counter back in and not worry
about it.



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