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Subject[PATCH v3 1/5] hw_breakpoint: Add step_needed event attribute
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Architecture like ARM64 currently allows to use default hw breakpoint
single step handler only to perf. However, some other users like few
systemtap tests or kernel test in
samples/hw_breakpoint/data_breakpoint.c can also work with default step
handler implementation.

Therefore, this patch introduces a flag 'step_needed' in struct
hw_perf_event, so that arch specific code(specially on arm64) can make a
decision to enable single stepping.

Any architecture which is not using this field will not have any
side effect.

Signed-off-by: Pratyush Anand <panand@redhat.com>
---
include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h | 6 ++++++
include/linux/perf_event.h | 6 ++++++
kernel/events/core.c | 2 ++
3 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h b/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h
index 0464c85e63fd..b9ac9629bf74 100644
--- a/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h
+++ b/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h
@@ -38,6 +38,12 @@ static inline int hw_breakpoint_type(struct perf_event *bp)
return bp->attr.bp_type;
}

+static inline bool
+hw_breakpoint_needs_single_step(struct perf_event *bp)
+{
+ return bp->hw.step_needed;
+}
+
static inline unsigned long hw_breakpoint_len(struct perf_event *bp)
{
return bp->attr.bp_len;
diff --git a/include/linux/perf_event.h b/include/linux/perf_event.h
index 24a635887f28..7da951f94b47 100644
--- a/include/linux/perf_event.h
+++ b/include/linux/perf_event.h
@@ -233,6 +233,12 @@ struct hw_perf_event {
*/
u64 freq_time_stamp;
u64 freq_count_stamp;
+ /*
+ * A HW breakpoint user can either have it's own step handling
+ * mechanism or it can use default step handling meachanism defined
+ * by arch code. Set step_needed to use default mechanism.
+ */
+ int step_needed;
#endif
};

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 6c4e523dc1e2..66ce5574e778 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -9444,9 +9444,11 @@ perf_event_alloc(struct perf_event_attr *attr, int cpu,
} else if (is_write_backward(event)){
event->overflow_handler = perf_event_output_backward;
event->overflow_handler_context = NULL;
+ event->hw.step_needed = 1;
} else {
event->overflow_handler = perf_event_output_forward;
event->overflow_handler_context = NULL;
+ event->hw.step_needed = 1;
}

perf_event__state_init(event);
--
2.9.4
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