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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] perf tools: allow user to specify hardware breakpoint bp_len
On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 11:11:07AM -0500, suravee.suthikulpanit@amd.com wrote:
> From: Jacob Shin <jacob.w.shin@gmail.com>
>
> Currently bp_len is given a default value of 4. Allow user to override it:
>
> $ perf stat -e mem:0x1000/8
> ^
> bp_len
>
> If no value is given, it will default to 4 as it did before.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jacob Shin <jacob.w.shin@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Suravee Suthikulpanit <suravee.suthikulpanit@amd.com>
> ---
> tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt | 7 +++++--
> tools/perf/util/parse-events.c | 17 +++++++----------
> tools/perf/util/parse-events.h | 2 +-
> tools/perf/util/parse-events.l | 1 +
> tools/perf/util/parse-events.y | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> 5 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> index e297b74..e07491f 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> @@ -33,12 +33,15 @@ OPTIONS
> - a raw PMU event (eventsel+umask) in the form of rNNN where NNN is a
> hexadecimal event descriptor.
>
> - - a hardware breakpoint event in the form of '\mem:addr[:access]'
> + - a hardware breakpoint event in the form of '\mem:addr[/len][:access]'
> where addr is the address in memory you want to break in.
> Access is the memory access type (read, write, execute) it can
> - be passed as follows: '\mem:addr[:[r][w][x]]'.
> + be passed as follows: '\mem:addr[:[r][w][x]]'. len is the range,
> + number of bytes from specified addr, which the breakpoint will cover.
> If you want to profile read-write accesses in 0x1000, just set
> 'mem:0x1000:rw'.
> + If you want to profile write accesses in [0x1000~1008), just set
> + 'mem:0x1000/8:w'.
>
> --filter=<filter>::
> Event filter.
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> index 9812531..65d81ae 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> @@ -515,7 +515,7 @@ do { \
> }
>
> int parse_events_add_breakpoint(struct list_head *list, int *idx,
> - void *ptr, char *type)
> + void *ptr, char *type, u64 len)
> {
> struct perf_event_attr attr;
>
> @@ -525,14 +525,11 @@ int parse_events_add_breakpoint(struct list_head *list, int *idx,
> if (parse_breakpoint_type(type, &attr))
> return -EINVAL;
>
> - /*
> - * We should find a nice way to override the access length
> - * Provide some defaults for now
> - */
> - if (attr.bp_type == HW_BREAKPOINT_X)
> - attr.bp_len = sizeof(long);
> - else
> - attr.bp_len = HW_BREAKPOINT_LEN_4;
> + /* Provide some defaults if len is not specified */
> + if (!len)
> + len = attr.bp_type == HW_BREAKPOINT_X ? sizeof(long) :
> + HW_BREAKPOINT_LEN_4;

Why is LEN_4 affected in the type?

> + attr.bp_len = len;

Thanks.


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