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SubjectRe: [PATCH 09/14] perf, x86: use LBR for PEBS IP+1 fixup
Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> PEBS always reports the IP+1, that is the instruction after the one
> that got sampled, cure this by using the LBR to reliably rewind the
> instruction stream.
>
> CC: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com>
> CC: Yanmin Zhang <yanmin_zhang@linux.intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> LKML-Reference: <new-submission>
> ---
> arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event.h | 19 ++++++
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c | 70 ++++++++++++-------------
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c | 4 -
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c | 84 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> include/linux/perf_event.h | 6 ++
> 5 files changed, 144 insertions(+), 39 deletions(-)
>
[...]
> Index: linux-2.6/arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.orig/arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event.h
> +++ linux-2.6/arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event.h
> @@ -136,6 +136,25 @@ extern void perf_events_lapic_init(void)
>
> #define PERF_EVENT_INDEX_OFFSET 0
>
> +/*
> + * Abuse bit 3 of the cpu eflags register to indicate proper PEBS IP fixups.
> + * This flag is otherwise unused and ABI specified to be 0, so nobody should
> + * care what we do with it.
> + */
> +#define PERF_EFLAGS_EXACT (1UL << 3)
> +
> +#define perf_misc_flags(regs) \
> +({ int misc = 0; \
> + if (user_mode(regs)) \
> + misc |= PERF_RECORD_MISC_USER; \
> + else \
> + misc |= PERF_RECORD_MISC_KERNEL; \
> + if (regs->flags & PERF_EFLAGS_EXACT) \
> + misc |= PERF_RECORD_MISC_EXACT; \
> + misc; })
> +
> +#define perf_instruction_pointer(regs) ((regs)->ip)

Hmm, why don't you use instruction_pointer() defined in asm/ptrace.h?
And I couldn't find any user of this macro in this patch...

Others looks good to me :)

Thank you,

--
Masami Hiramatsu
e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com


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