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Subject[PATCH] perf_events: improve task_sched_in()
This patch is an optimization in perf_event_task_sched_in() to avoid scheduling
the events twice in a row. Without it, the perf_disable()/perf_enable() pair
is invoked twice, thereby pinned events counts while scheduling flexible events
and we go throuh hw_perf_enable() twice. By encapsulating, the whole sequence
into perf_disable()/perf_enable() we ensure, hw_perf_enable() is going to be
invoked only once because of the refcount protection.

Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <>
perf_event.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

--- a/kernel/perf_event.c
+++ b/kernel/perf_event.c
@@ -1382,6 +1382,8 @@ void perf_event_task_sched_in(struct task_struct *task)
if (cpuctx->task_ctx == ctx)

+ perf_disable();
* We want to keep the following priority order:
* cpu pinned (that don't need to move), task pinned,
@@ -1394,6 +1396,8 @@ void perf_event_task_sched_in(struct task_struct *task)
ctx_sched_in(ctx, cpuctx, EVENT_FLEXIBLE);

cpuctx->task_ctx = ctx;
+ perf_enable();


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