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SubjectRe: [PATCH V3 2/5] perf header: Add die information in CPU topology
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On 6/6/2019 4:08 PM, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 04:12:10PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo escreveu:
>> Em Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 03:50:41PM -0700, kan.liang@linux.intel.com escreveu:
>>> From: Kan Liang <kan.liang@linux.intel.com>
>>>
>>> With the new CPUID.1F, a new level type of CPU topology, 'die', is
>>> introduced. The 'die' information in CPU topology should be added in
>>> perf header.
>>>
>>> To be compatible with old perf.data, the patch checks the section size
>>> before reading the die information. The new info is added at the end of
>>> the cpu_topology section, the old perf tool ignores the extra data.
>>> It never reads data crossing the section boundary.
>>>
>>> The new perf tool with the patch can be used on legacy kernel. Add a
>>> new function has_die_topology() to check if die topology information is
>>> supported by kernel. The function only check X86 and CPU 0. Assuming
>>> other CPUs have same topology.
>>
>> You're changing the header, how would a new tool handle an old perf.data
>> where this 'die_id' is not present? What about an old tool dealing with
>> a perf.data with this die_id?
>>
>> I couldn't see any provision for that, am I missing something?
>>
>> /me goes to read tools/perf/util/cputopo.c ...
>>
>> Yeah, its just the description on the perf.data doc file that confused
>> me, I'll clarify that after finishing reviewing/applying this patchkit.
>
> So I have this on top, please check.
>

It looks good to me.

Thanks,
Kan

> - Arnaldo
>
> commit a9396a70fc7101c108e1c91fa1771557bbbb57a1
> Author: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
> Date: Thu Jun 6 17:03:18 2019 -0300
>
> perf data: Fix perf.data documentation for HEADER_CPU_TOPOLOGY
>
> The 'die' info isn't in the same array as core and socket ids, and we
> missed the 'dies' string list, that comes right after the 'core' +
> 'socket' id variable length array, followed by the VLA for the dies.
>
> Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
> Cc: Kan Liang <kan.liang@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Fixes: c9cb12c5ba08 ("perf header: Add die information in CPU topology")
> Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-nubi6mxp2n8ofvlx7ph6k3h6@git.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf.data-file-format.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf.data-file-format.txt
> index de78183f6881..5f54feb19977 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf.data-file-format.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf.data-file-format.txt
> @@ -151,20 +151,35 @@ struct {
>
> HEADER_CPU_TOPOLOGY = 13,
>
> -String lists defining the core and CPU threads topology.
> -The string lists are followed by a variable length array
> -which contains core_id, die_id (for x86) and socket_id of each cpu.
> -The number of entries can be determined by the size of the
> -section minus the sizes of both string lists.
> -
> struct {
> + /*
> + * First revision of HEADER_CPU_TOPOLOGY
> + *
> + * See 'struct perf_header_string_list' definition earlier
> + * in this file.
> + */
> +
> struct perf_header_string_list cores; /* Variable length */
> struct perf_header_string_list threads; /* Variable length */
> +
> + /*
> + * Second revision of HEADER_CPU_TOPOLOGY, older tools
> + * will not consider what comes next
> + */
> +
> struct {
> uint32_t core_id;
> - uint32_t die_id;
> uint32_t socket_id;
> } cpus[nr]; /* Variable length records */
> + /* 'nr' comes from previously processed HEADER_NRCPUS's nr_cpu_avail */
> +
> + /*
> + * Third revision of HEADER_CPU_TOPOLOGY, older tools
> + * will not consider what comes next
> + */
> +
> + struct perf_header_string_list dies; /* Variable length */
> + uint32_t die_id[nr_cpus_avail]; /* from previously processed HEADER_NR_CPUS, VLA */
> };
>
> Example:
>

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