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SubjectRe: [[PATCH v6 09/10] powerpc/perf/hv-24x7: Use PMU_TXN_READ interface
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On Tue, 2015-09-08 at 13:29 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 08, 2015 at 07:07:55PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On Thu, 2015-09-03 at 20:07 -0700, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> > > The 24x7 counters in Powerpc allow monitoring a large number of counters
> > > simultaneously. They also allow reading several counters in a single
> > > HCALL so we can get a more consistent snapshot of the system.
> > >
> > > Use the PMU's transaction interface to monitor and read several event
> > > counters at once. The idea is that users can group several 24x7 events
> > > into a single group of events. We use the following logic to submit
> > > the group of events to the PMU and read the values:
> > >
> > > pmu->start_txn() // Initialize before first event
> > >
> > > for each event in group
> > > pmu->read(event); // Queue each event to be read
> > >
> > > pmu->commit_txn() // Read/update all queuedcounters
> > >
> > > The ->commit_txn() also updates the event counts in the respective
> > > perf_event objects. The perf subsystem can then directly get the
> > > event counts from the perf_event and can avoid submitting a new
> > > ->read() request to the PMU.
> > >
> > > Thanks to input from Peter Zijlstra.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > > ---
> > > arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.c | 166 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> >
> > This looks fine to me from an arch perspective. I assume the whole series can
> > go via tip-something?
>
> Yeah, I've had it queued for a few days, there was one s390 compile
> fail reported by the build-bot, which I've just fixed. So if nothing
> weird happens, it should hit tip somewhere this week.

Great, thanks.

Now Sukadev can focus on getting the JSON events support merged, hopefully it
won't require another 16 versions.

cheers




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