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Subject[PATCH 0/10] perf: Add support for PMU events in JSON format
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CPUs support a large number of performance monitoring events (PMU events)
and often these events are very specific to an architecture/model of the
CPU. To use most of these PMU events with perf we currently have to identify
the events by their raw codes:

perf stat -e r100f2 sleep 1

This patchset allows architectures to specify these PMU events in a JSON
files which are defined in the tools/perf/pmu-events/arch/ directory of
the mainline tree

Eg: snippet from 004d0100.json (in patch 4)
[

{
"EventCode": "0x100f2",
"EventName": "PM_1PLUS_PPC_CMPL",
"BriefDescription": "1 or more ppc insts finished,",
"PublicDescription": "1 or more ppc insts finished (completed).,"
},
]

When building the perf tool, this patchset, first builds/uses a 'jevents'
which locates all the JSON files for the architecture (currently Powerpc).
The jevents binary then translates the JSON files into into a C-style
"PMU events table":

struct pmu_event pme_power8[] = {

...

{
.name = "pm_1plus_ppc_cmpl",
.event = "event=0x100f2",
.desc = "1 or more ppc insts finished,",
},

...
}

where the "power8" in the table name is derived from the name of the JSON file.

The jevents binary also looks for a "mapfile" to map a processor model/
version to a specific events table:

$ cat mapfile.csv
004b0000,1,power8.json,core
004c0000,1,power8.json,core
004d0000,1,power8.json,core

and uses this to build a mapping table:

struct pmu_events_map pmu_events_map[] = {
{
.cpuid = "004b0000",
.version = "1",
.type = "core",
.table = pme_power8
},

This mapping and events tables for the architecture are then included in
the perf binary during build.

At run time, perf identifies the specific events table, based on the model
of the CPU perf is running on. Perf uses that table to create event aliases
which would allow the user to specify the event as:

perf stat -e pm_1plus_ppc_cmpl sleep 1

Note:
- All known events tables for the architecture are included in the
perf binary.

- Inconsistencies between the JSON files and the mapfile can result
in build failures in perf (although jevents try to recover from
some and continue the build by leaving out event aliases).

- For architectures that don't have any JSON files, an empty mapping
table is created and they should continue to build)

Thanks to input from Andi Kleen, Jiri Olsa, Namhyung Kim and Ingo Molnar.

These patches are available from

git@github.com:sukadev/linux.git #branch json-v11

Andi Kleen (8):
perf, tools: Add jsmn `jasmine' JSON parser
jevents: Program to convert JSON file to C style file
perf, tools: Handle header line in mapfile
perf, tools: Allow events with dot
perf, tools: Support CPU id matching for x86 v2
perf, tools: Support alias descriptions
perf, tools: Query terminal width and use in perf list
perf, tools: Add a --no-desc flag to perf list

Sukadev Bhattiprolu (2):
Use pmu_events_map table to create event aliases
perf: Add power8 PMU events in JSON format

tools/perf/Documentation/perf-list.txt | 8 +-
tools/perf/Makefile.perf | 25 +-
tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/header.c | 11 +
tools/perf/arch/x86/util/header.c | 24 +-
tools/perf/builtin-list.c | 12 +-
tools/perf/pmu-events/Build | 10 +
tools/perf/pmu-events/README | 67 +
tools/perf/pmu-events/arch/powerpc/mapfile.csv | 17 +
tools/perf/pmu-events/arch/powerpc/power8.json | 6380 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
tools/perf/pmu-events/jevents.c | 686 +++
tools/perf/pmu-events/jevents.h | 17 +
tools/perf/pmu-events/jsmn.c | 313 ++
tools/perf/pmu-events/jsmn.h | 67 +
tools/perf/pmu-events/json.c | 162 +
tools/perf/pmu-events/json.h | 36 +
tools/perf/pmu-events/pmu-events.h | 35 +
tools/perf/util/cache.h | 1 +
tools/perf/util/header.h | 3 +-
tools/perf/util/pager.c | 15 +
tools/perf/util/parse-events.c | 4 +-
tools/perf/util/parse-events.h | 2 +-
tools/perf/util/parse-events.l | 5 +-
tools/perf/util/pmu.c | 185 +-
tools/perf/util/pmu.h | 3 +-
24 files changed, 8036 insertions(+), 52 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/Build
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/README
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/arch/powerpc/mapfile.csv
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/arch/powerpc/power8.json
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/jevents.c
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/jevents.h
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/jsmn.c
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/jsmn.h
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/json.c
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/json.h
create mode 100644 tools/perf/pmu-events/pmu-events.h

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