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Subject[PATCH 4.4 051/241] perf intel-pt: Fix instructions sampling rate
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From: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>

commit 7ba8fa20e26eb3c0c04d747f7fd2223694eac4d5 upstream.

The timestamp used to determine if an instruction sample is made, is an
estimate based on the number of instructions since the last known
timestamp. A consequence is that it might go backwards, which results in
extra samples. Change it so that a sample is only made when the
timestamp goes forwards.

Note this does not affect a sampling period of 0 or sampling periods
specified as a count of instructions.

Example:

Before:

$ perf script --itrace=i10us
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222583: 3270 instructions:u: 7fac71e2e494 __GI___tunables_init+0xf4 (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 30902 instructions:u: 7fac71e2da0f _dl_cache_libcmp+0x2f (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 10 instructions:u: 7fac71e2d9ff _dl_cache_libcmp+0x1f (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 8 instructions:u: 7fac71e2d9ea _dl_cache_libcmp+0xa (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 14 instructions:u: 7fac71e2d9ea _dl_cache_libcmp+0xa (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 6 instructions:u: 7fac71e2d9ff _dl_cache_libcmp+0x1f (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 14 instructions:u: 7fac71e2d9ff _dl_cache_libcmp+0x1f (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 4 instructions:u: 7fac71e2dab2 _dl_cache_libcmp+0xd2 (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222728: 16423 instructions:u: 7fac71e2477a _dl_map_object_deps+0x1ba (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222734: 12731 instructions:u: 7fac71e27938 _dl_name_match_p+0x68 (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
...

After:
$ perf script --itrace=i10us
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222583: 3270 instructions:u: 7fac71e2e494 __GI___tunables_init+0xf4 (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222667: 30902 instructions:u: 7fac71e2da0f _dl_cache_libcmp+0x2f (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
ls 13812 [003] 2167315.222728: 16479 instructions:u: 7fac71e2477a _dl_map_object_deps+0x1ba (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ld-2.28.so)
...

Signed-off-by: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Fixes: f4aa081949e7b ("perf tools: Add Intel PT decoder")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190510124143.27054-2-adrian.hunter@intel.com
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
tools/perf/util/intel-pt-decoder/intel-pt-decoder.c | 13 ++++++++++---
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/tools/perf/util/intel-pt-decoder/intel-pt-decoder.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/intel-pt-decoder/intel-pt-decoder.c
@@ -854,16 +854,20 @@ static uint64_t intel_pt_next_period(str
timestamp = decoder->timestamp + decoder->timestamp_insn_cnt;
masked_timestamp = timestamp & decoder->period_mask;
if (decoder->continuous_period) {
- if (masked_timestamp != decoder->last_masked_timestamp)
+ if (masked_timestamp > decoder->last_masked_timestamp)
return 1;
} else {
timestamp += 1;
masked_timestamp = timestamp & decoder->period_mask;
- if (masked_timestamp != decoder->last_masked_timestamp) {
+ if (masked_timestamp > decoder->last_masked_timestamp) {
decoder->last_masked_timestamp = masked_timestamp;
decoder->continuous_period = true;
}
}
+
+ if (masked_timestamp < decoder->last_masked_timestamp)
+ return decoder->period_ticks;
+
return decoder->period_ticks - (timestamp - masked_timestamp);
}

@@ -892,7 +896,10 @@ static void intel_pt_sample_insn(struct
case INTEL_PT_PERIOD_TICKS:
timestamp = decoder->timestamp + decoder->timestamp_insn_cnt;
masked_timestamp = timestamp & decoder->period_mask;
- decoder->last_masked_timestamp = masked_timestamp;
+ if (masked_timestamp > decoder->last_masked_timestamp)
+ decoder->last_masked_timestamp = masked_timestamp;
+ else
+ decoder->last_masked_timestamp += decoder->period_ticks;
break;
case INTEL_PT_PERIOD_NONE:
case INTEL_PT_PERIOD_MTC:

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