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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/3] perf: use hrtimer for event multiplexing
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On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM, Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2012-09-12 at 16:13 +0200, Stephane Eranian wrote:
>>>> +static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct list_head, rotation_list);
>>>
>>> Why do you keep the rotation list? The only use seems to be:
>>>
>>>
>>>> +void perf_cpu_hrtimer_cancel(int cpu)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct list_head *head = &__get_cpu_var(rotation_list);
>>>> + struct perf_cpu_context *cpuctx, *tmp;
>>>> + unsigned long flags;
>>>> +
>>>> + if (WARN_ON(cpu != smp_processor_id()))
>>>> + return;
>>>> +
>>>> + local_irq_save(flags);
>>>> +
>>>> + list_for_each_entry_safe(cpuctx, tmp, head, rotation_list) {
>>>> + if (cpuctx->hrtimer_active) {
>>>> + hrtimer_cancel(&cpuctx->hrtimer);
>>>> + cpuctx->hrtimer_active = 0;
>>>> + }
>>>> + }
>>>> +
>>>> + local_irq_restore(flags);
>>>> +}
>>>
>>> Which is weird, why not use the existing for-each-pmu loop in
>>> perf_event_exit_cpu_context() ? Or something similar to iterate all
>>> extant PMUs and thus their cpuctxs?
>>>
>> True. That would probably work too.
>>
> Note however that the rotation_list is still used in perf_event_task_tick()
> to iterate over the ctx which needs unthrottling. We would have to switch
> that loop over to a for-each-pmu() which would necessary incur more
> iterations as it would include all the SW PMUs.

That reminds me that dropping sw context from rotation_list causes an
issue in perf_event_task_tick() because that means the sw PMU are
not considered anymore for interrupt unthrottling but they should. So
I think switching to for-each-pmu() in perf_event_task_tick() will solve
that problem too.


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