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SubjectRe: Patch for tracing c states (power_end) on x86
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Hi,

I tried to pass 0 in "my" sleep routine "static void mwait_idle(void)"
Which led to the following behaviour:
The event was reported on /sys/kernel/debug/tracing, but still not
for sys_perf_open.
As 1 had been the argument which led to a working tracing, I assumed,
that the argument should be the same as the 2nd arg of the last
power_start event.
Since this argument had been 1 in my case, it worked for me. However, 0
did not.

Bye Robert



Am Mittwoch, den 24.02.2010, 16:36 +0800 schrieb Li Zefan:
> Robert Schöne wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Since noone replied to my last mail (Febr. 15th, 11:42), describing the
> > way to fix the missing c-state tracing, here's a patch.
> > Maybe its easier that way.
> >
> > (I used the perf-fixes-for-linus git tree to obtain a
> > more-then-up-to-date version)
> >
> > Bye Robert
> >
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
> > index 02d6780..b1cfb88 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process.c
> > @@ -384,6 +384,7 @@ void default_idle(void)
> > else
> > local_irq_enable();
> > current_thread_info()->status |= TS_POLLING;
> > + trace_power_end(1);
> > } else {
> > local_irq_enable();
> > /* loop is done by the caller */
> > @@ -451,6 +452,7 @@ void mwait_idle_with_hints(unsigned long ax,
> > unsigned long cx)
> > if (!need_resched())
> > __mwait(ax, cx);
> > }
> > + trace_power_end((ax>>4)+1);
>
> The only argument of trace_power_end() is a dummy, so you can just
> pass 0 or 1 to the trace hook, actually better pass 0 to be
> consistent with other parts.
>
> The dummy argument can't be eliminated, because the macros that
> automatically generates racing code have some limitations, and
> seems it's not so easy to get over.
>
> > }
> >
> > /* Default MONITOR/MWAIT with no hints, used for default C1 state */
> > @@ -467,6 +469,7 @@ static void mwait_idle(void)
> > __sti_mwait(0, 0);
> > else
> > local_irq_enable();
> > + trace_power_end(1);
> > } else
> > local_irq_enable();
> > }
> >
> >
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------------------------- Mail from Febr. 15th --------------------
Hi,
I have a question regarding the event "power/power_end".
For the standard linux kernel (2.6.32.8), it's just not reported -
neither for the /sys/kernel/debug/tracing nor for the sys_perf_open
approach.

System:
Intel Core 2 Quad,
Kernel 2.6.32.8,
for sys_perf_open:always using sampling counters,
(Kernel 2.6.33-rcX should show the same behavior)

After finding "my" c-state procedure in arch/x86/kernel/process.c
(which was "static void mwait_idle(void)" btw), I added a
trace_power_end call on the correct line:
...
else
local_irq_enable();
} else
...
->
...
else
local_irq_enable();
trace_power_end(0);
} else
...
Now the event was reported on /sys/kernel/debug/tracing, but still not
for sys_perf_open.

Then I had the idea, that trace_power_end's argument should be the same
as the 2nd argument of the previous power_start.

That worked.

However, things to be done are: add trace_power_end's to some
process.c's procedures.


Bye Robert

-------------------------End of Mail of Febr. 15th --------------------


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