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Subject[PATCH 4/5] perf/x86/intel/pt: Document pt_buffer_reset_offsets()
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Currently, the description of pt_buffer_reset_offsets() lacks information
about its calling constraints and ordering with regards to other buffer
management functions.

Add a clarification about when this function has to be called.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
---
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_pt.c | 9 ++++++++-
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_pt.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_pt.c
index b2746eafa0..40ba5e4312 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_pt.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_pt.c
@@ -705,7 +705,14 @@ static void pt_buffer_setup_topa_index(struct pt_buffer *buf)
* @head: Write pointer (aux_head) from AUX buffer.
*
* Find the ToPA table and entry corresponding to given @head and set buffer's
- * "current" pointers accordingly.
+ * "current" pointers accordingly. This is done after we have obtained the
+ * current aux_head position from a successful call to perf_aux_output_begin()
+ * to make sure the hardware is writing to the right place.
+ *
+ * This function modifies buf::{cur,cur_idx,output_off} that will be programmed
+ * into PT msrs when the tracing is enabled and buf::head and buf::data_size,
+ * which are used to determine INT and STOP markers' locations by a subsequent
+ * call to pt_buffer_reset_markers().
*/
static void pt_buffer_reset_offsets(struct pt_buffer *buf, unsigned long head)
{
--
2.1.4


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