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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/9] perf: Allow pmu to choose cpu on which to install event
On 05/09/2012 02:38 PM, Anshuman Khandual wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 May 2012 07:37 AM, Yan, Zheng wrote:
>
>> From: "Yan, Zheng" <zheng.z.yan@intel.com>
>>
>> Allow the pmu->event_init callback to change event->cpu, so pmu can
>> choose cpu on which to install event.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Zheng Yan <zheng.z.yan@intel.com>
>> ---
>> kernel/events/core.c | 13 +++++++++----
>> 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
>> index 32cfc76..84911de 100644
>> --- a/kernel/events/core.c
>> +++ b/kernel/events/core.c
>> @@ -6250,6 +6250,8 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,
>> }
>> }
>>
>> + get_online_cpus();
>
> Why this protection against cpu hotplug operation ? Is this because PMU now can change event->cpu
> during event initialization (specific to uncore PMU events) or this protection has always been required
> for normal on-cpu HW PMU events also and we added it right now ?
>
I think it's always required. Because when creating a perf event, 'cpu online' is checked by
find_get_context, the cpu can go offline after find_get_context return.

Regards
Yan, Zheng


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