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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] perf: Rewrite core context handling
On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 11:57:49AM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 10.10.2018 13:45, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> <SNIP>
> > -static bool perf_rotate_context(struct perf_cpu_context *cpuctx)
> > +/*
> > + * XXX somewhat completely buggered; this is in cpu_pmu_context, but we need
> > + * event_pmu_context for rotations. We also need event_pmu_context specific
> > + * scheduling routines. ARGH
> > + *
> > + * - fixed the cpu_pmu_context vs event_pmu_context thingy
> > + * (cpu_pmu_context embeds an event_pmu_context)
> > + *
> > + * - need nr_events/nr_active in epc to do per epc rotation
> > + * (done)
> > + *
> > + * - need cpu and task pmu ctx together...
> > + * (cpc->task_epc)
> > + */
> > +static bool perf_rotate_context(struct perf_cpu_pmu_context *cpc)
>
> Since it reduces to single cpu context (and single task context) at all times,
> ideally, it would probably be coded as simple as this:
>
> perf_rotate_context()
> {
> cpu = this_cpu_ptr(&cpu_context)
> for_every_pmu(pmu, cpu)

Can't do that, because we have per PMU rotation periods..

> for_every_event_ctx(event_ctx, pmu)
> rotate(event_ctx, pmu)
> }

I'm also not sure I get the rest that follows... you only have to rotate
_one_ event per PMU.

I'll try and understand the rest of you email later; brain has checked
out for the day.

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