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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] perf/x86/intel: force resched when TFA sysctl is modified
On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:13 AM Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 11:32:19AM -0700, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c b/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
> > index a4b7711ef0ee..8d356c2096bc 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
> > @@ -4483,6 +4483,60 @@ static ssize_t freeze_on_smi_store(struct device *cdev,
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > +static void update_tfa_sched(void *ignored)
> > +{
> > + struct cpu_hw_events *cpuc = this_cpu_ptr(&cpu_hw_events);
> > + struct pmu *pmu = x86_get_pmu();
> > + struct perf_cpu_context *cpuctx = this_cpu_ptr(pmu->pmu_cpu_context);
> > + struct perf_event_context *task_ctx = cpuctx->task_ctx;
> > +
> > + /* prevent any changes to the two contexts */
> > + perf_ctx_lock(cpuctx, task_ctx);
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * check if PMC3 is used
> > + * and if so force schedule out for all event types all contexts
> > + */
> > + if (test_bit(3, cpuc->active_mask))
> > + perf_ctx_resched(cpuctx, task_ctx, EVENT_ALL|EVENT_CPU);
> > +
> > + perf_ctx_unlock(cpuctx, task_ctx);
>
> I'm not particularly happy with exporting all that. Can't we create this
> new perf_ctx_resched() to include the locking and everything. Then the
> above reduces to:
>
> if (test_bit(3, cpuc->active_mask))
> perf_ctx_resched(cpuctx);
>
> And we don't get to export the tricky bits.
>
The only reason I exported the locking is to protect
cpuc->active_mask. But if you
think there is no race, then sure, we can just export a new
perf_ctx_resched() that
does the locking and invokes the ctx_resched() function.

> > +}
> > +
> > +static ssize_t show_sysctl_tfa(struct device *cdev,
> > + struct device_attribute *attr,
> > + char *buf)
> > +{
> > + return snprintf(buf, 40, "%d\n", allow_tsx_force_abort);
> > +}
> > +
> > +static ssize_t set_sysctl_tfa(struct device *cdev,
> > + struct device_attribute *attr,
> > + const char *buf, size_t count)
> > +{
> > + unsigned long val;
> > + ssize_t ret;
> > +
> > + ret = kstrtoul(buf, 0, &val);
>
> You want kstrtobool()
>
ok.

> > + if (ret)
> > + return ret;
> > +
> > + /* looking for boolean value */
> > + if (val > 2)
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > +
> > + /* no change */
> > + if (val == allow_tsx_force_abort)
> > + return count;
> > +
> > + allow_tsx_force_abort ^= 1;
>
> allow_tsx_force_abort = val;
>
> is simpler
>
ok.

> > +
> > + on_each_cpu(update_tfa_sched, NULL, 1);
> > +
> > + return count;
> > +}

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