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Subject[PATCH] perf: fix intel QPI uncore event definitions

John McCalpin reports that the "drs_data" and "ncb_data" QPI uncore
events are missing the "extra bit" and always return zero values unless
the bit is properly set.

More details from him:

According to the Xeon E5-2600 Product Family Uncore Performance
Monitoring Guide, Table 2-94, about 1/2 of the QPI Link Layer events
(including the ones that "perf" calls "drs_data" and "ncb_data") require
that the "extra bit" be set.

This was confusing for a while -- a note at the bottom of page 94 says
that the "extra bit" is bit 16 of the control register.
Unfortunately, Table 2-86 clearly says that bit 16 is reserved and must
be zero. Looking around a bit, I found that bit 21 appears to be the
correct "extra bit", and further investigation shows that "perf" actually
agrees with me:
[root@c560-003.stampede]# cat /sys/bus/event_source/devices/uncore_qpi_0/format/event

So the command
# perf -e "uncore_qpi_0/event=drs_data/"
Is the same as
# perf -e "uncore_qpi_0/event=0x02,umask=0x08/"
While it should be
# perf -e "uncore_qpi_0/event=0x102,umask=0x08/"

I confirmed that this last version gives results that agree with the
amount of data that I expected the STREAM benchmark to move across the QPI
link in the second (cross-chip) test of the original script.

Reported-by: John McCalpin <>
Signed-off-by: Vince Weaver <>

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c
index cad791d..1fb6c72 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_uncore.c
@@ -314,8 +314,8 @@ static struct uncore_event_desc snbep_uncore_imc_events[] = {
static struct uncore_event_desc snbep_uncore_qpi_events[] = {
INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(clockticks, "event=0x14"),
INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(txl_flits_active, "event=0x00,umask=0x06"),
- INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(drs_data, "event=0x02,umask=0x08"),
- INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(ncb_data, "event=0x03,umask=0x04"),
+ INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(drs_data, "event=0x102,umask=0x08"),
+ INTEL_UNCORE_EVENT_DESC(ncb_data, "event=0x103,umask=0x04"),
{ /* end: all zeroes */ },

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