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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 4/4] sh: Use the perf-events backend for oprofile
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 04:59:01PM +0200, Robert Richter wrote:
> On 26.08.10 15:09:19, Matt Fleming wrote:
> > Use the perf-events based wrapper for oprofile available in
> > drivers/oprofile. This allows us to centralise the code to control
> > performance counters.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <matt@console-pimps.org>
> > ---
> >
> > Paul,
> >
> > I dropped the CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS dependency from the Makefile in this
> > version because to do anything useful we need perf events anyway.
>
> Initialization should simply fail with a printk message for this case,
> implement function stubs for the !CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS case instead in
> the oprofile.h header file.

I didn't do this because I was hoping that eventually we'd make
CONFIG_OPROFILE select PERF_EVENTS. Would you be OK making that change
instead? Runtime failure is best avoided where possible, especially when
we can sort this out at compile time.

> >
> > arch/sh/oprofile/Makefile | 2 +-
> > arch/sh/oprofile/common.c | 96 ++++++++-----------------------------------
> > arch/sh/oprofile/op_impl.h | 33 ---------------
> > 3 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 112 deletions(-)
> > delete mode 100644 arch/sh/oprofile/op_impl.h
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/sh/oprofile/Makefile b/arch/sh/oprofile/Makefile
> > index 4886c5c..e1015ae 100644
> > --- a/arch/sh/oprofile/Makefile
> > +++ b/arch/sh/oprofile/Makefile
> > @@ -4,6 +4,6 @@ DRIVER_OBJS = $(addprefix ../../../drivers/oprofile/, \
> > oprof.o cpu_buffer.o buffer_sync.o \
> > event_buffer.o oprofile_files.o \
> > oprofilefs.o oprofile_stats.o \
> > - timer_int.o )
> > + timer_int.o oprofile_perf.o )
> >
> > oprofile-y := $(DRIVER_OBJS) common.o backtrace.o
> > diff --git a/arch/sh/oprofile/common.c b/arch/sh/oprofile/common.c
> > index ac60493..f8d4a84 100644
> > --- a/arch/sh/oprofile/common.c
> > +++ b/arch/sh/oprofile/common.c
> > @@ -17,71 +17,23 @@
> > #include <linux/init.h>
> > #include <linux/errno.h>
> > #include <linux/smp.h>
> > +#include <linux/perf_event.h>
>
> I don't see a reason why this must be included here.
>
> It's only for sh_pmu_name() and sh_pmu_num_events(), so the interface
> looks wrong here. It should be in oprofile_perf.c. The functions
> should be generic non-arch perf code. See below.

These functions are inherently architecture-specific. See my reply to
your response to patch 2/4.

> > #include <asm/processor.h>
> > -#include "op_impl.h"
> > -
> > -static struct op_sh_model *model;
> > -
> > -static struct op_counter_config ctr[20];
> >
> > extern void sh_backtrace(struct pt_regs * const regs, unsigned int depth);
> >
> > -static int op_sh_setup(void)
> > -{
> > - /* Pre-compute the values to stuff in the hardware registers. */
> > - model->reg_setup(ctr);
> > -
> > - /* Configure the registers on all cpus. */
> > - on_each_cpu(model->cpu_setup, NULL, 1);
> > -
> > - return 0;
> > -}
> > -
> > -static int op_sh_create_files(struct super_block *sb, struct dentry *root)
> > -{
> > - int i, ret = 0;
> > -
> > - for (i = 0; i < model->num_counters; i++) {
> > - struct dentry *dir;
> > - char buf[4];
> > -
> > - snprintf(buf, sizeof(buf), "%d", i);
> > - dir = oprofilefs_mkdir(sb, root, buf);
> > -
> > - ret |= oprofilefs_create_ulong(sb, dir, "enabled", &ctr[i].enabled);
> > - ret |= oprofilefs_create_ulong(sb, dir, "event", &ctr[i].event);
> > - ret |= oprofilefs_create_ulong(sb, dir, "kernel", &ctr[i].kernel);
> > - ret |= oprofilefs_create_ulong(sb, dir, "user", &ctr[i].user);
> > -
> > - if (model->create_files)
> > - ret |= model->create_files(sb, dir);
> > - else
> > - ret |= oprofilefs_create_ulong(sb, dir, "count", &ctr[i].count);
> > -
> > - /* Dummy entries */
> > - ret |= oprofilefs_create_ulong(sb, dir, "unit_mask", &ctr[i].unit_mask);
> > - }
> > -
> > - return ret;
> > -}
> > -
> > -static int op_sh_start(void)
> > +static char *op_name_from_perf_name(const char *name)
> > {
> > - /* Enable performance monitoring for all counters. */
> > - on_each_cpu(model->cpu_start, NULL, 1);
> > + if (!strcmp(name, "SH-4A"))
> > + return "sh/sh4a";
> > + if (!strcmp(name, "SH7750"))
> > + return "sh/sh7750";
>
> With that implementation we always have to touch the code for new
> cpus. Maybe we derive it from the perf name, e.g. making all lowercase
> and removing dashes?

Is this code really that bad that we need to start playing string
manipulation games?

> >
> > - return 0;
> > -}
> > -
> > -static void op_sh_stop(void)
> > -{
> > - /* Disable performance monitoring for all counters. */
> > - on_each_cpu(model->cpu_stop, NULL, 1);
> > + return NULL;
> > }
> >
> > int __init oprofile_arch_init(struct oprofile_operations *ops)
> > {
> > - struct op_sh_model *lmodel = NULL;
> > int ret;
> >
> > /*
> > @@ -91,40 +43,28 @@ int __init oprofile_arch_init(struct oprofile_operations *ops)
> > */
> > ops->backtrace = sh_backtrace;
> >
> > - /*
> > - * XXX
> > - *
> > - * All of the SH7750/SH-4A counters have been converted to perf,
> > - * this infrastructure hook is left for other users until they've
> > - * had a chance to convert over, at which point all of this
> > - * will be deleted.
> > - */
> > -
> > - if (!lmodel)
> > - return -ENODEV;
> > if (!(current_cpu_data.flags & CPU_HAS_PERF_COUNTER))
> > return -ENODEV;
> >
> > - ret = lmodel->init();
> > - if (unlikely(ret != 0))
> > - return ret;
> > + ops->setup = oprofile_perf_setup;
> > + ops->create_files = oprofile_perf_create_files;
> > + ops->start = oprofile_perf_start;
> > + ops->stop = oprofile_perf_stop;
> > + ops->cpu_type = op_name_from_perf_name(sh_pmu_name());
> >
> > - model = lmodel;
> > + oprofile_perf_set_num_counters(sh_pmu_num_events());
> >
> > - ops->setup = op_sh_setup;
> > - ops->create_files = op_sh_create_files;
> > - ops->start = op_sh_start;
> > - ops->stop = op_sh_stop;
> > - ops->cpu_type = lmodel->cpu_type;
> > + ret = oprofile_perf_init();
>
> Instead of exporting all the functions above implement something like:
>
> name = op_name_from_perf_name(sh_pmu_name());
> num_events = sh_pmu_num_events();
> ret = oprofile_perf_init(ops, name, num_events);
>
> We will then have only oprofile_perf_init() and oprofile_perf_exit()
> as interface which is much cleaner.

Well, the reason that I left it this way is so that architectures can
choose to implement wrappers around the oprofile_perf_* functions. I
don't think ARM or SH actually need wrappers (the only extra thing that
ARM does is locking which SH should probably do too) but I assumed there
was a reason that these functions pointers were exposed originally. I
haven't look at what other architectures would do. I'll take a look at
that.


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