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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH V3 2/7] perf: attach/detach PMU specific data
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On 1/8/2020 11:50 AM, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> +static int
>> +attach_system_wide_ctx_data(size_t ctx_size)
>> +{
>> + int i, num_thread, pos, nr_failed_alloc;
>> + unsigned long flags = GFP_ATOMIC;
>> + struct perf_ctx_data *tsk_data;
>> + struct perf_ctx_data **data;
>> + struct task_struct *g, *p;
>> + bool re_alloc = true;
>> +
>> + /* Retrieve total number of threads */
>> + num_thread = nr_threads;
>> +
>> + data = kcalloc(num_thread, sizeof(*data), GFP_KERNEL);
>
> This probably needs kvcalloc for reliability and avoiding stalls.
>

Yes, kvcalloc looks better.

>> + if (!data) {
>> + printk_once(KERN_DEBUG
>> + "Failed to allocate space for LBR callstack. "
>> + "The LBR callstack for all tasks may be cutoff.\n");
>> + return -ENOMEM;
>> + }
>> +
>> + atomic_inc(&nr_task_data_sys_wide_events);
>> +
>> +repeat:
>> + /*
>> + * Allocate perf_ctx_data for all existing threads.
>> + * The perf_ctx_data for new threads will be allocated in
>> + * perf_event_fork().
>> + * Do a quick allocation in first round with GFP_ATOMIC.
>> + */
>> + for (i = 0; i < num_thread; i++) {
>> + if (alloc_perf_ctx_data(ctx_size, flags, &data[i]))
>> + break;
>> + }
>> + num_thread = i;
>> + nr_failed_alloc = 0;
>> + pos = 0;
>> +
>
>> + rcu_read_lock();
>> + for_each_process_thread(g, p) {
>> + raw_spin_lock(&p->perf_ctx_data_lock);
>> + tsk_data = p->perf_ctx_data;
>> + if (tsk_data) {
>
> That will be a lot of locks even for tasks that don't use perf, but I guess we
> really need it and it's bounded by the number of tasks.

Right. We don't know which tasks will be monitored later. So we have to
attach the perf_ctx_data for all of them. The per-task lock is required
to sync the writers of perf_ctx_data RCU pointer.


Thanks,
Kan
>
>> + }
>> +
>> + if (pos < num_thread) {
>> + refcount_set(&data[pos]->refcount, TASK_DATA_SYS_WIDE);
>> + rcu_assign_pointer(p->perf_ctx_data, data[pos++]);
>> + } else {
>> + /*
>> + * The quick allocation in first round may be failed.
>> + * Track the number in nr_failed_alloc.
>> + */
>> + nr_failed_alloc++;
>> + }
>> + raw_spin_unlock(&p->perf_ctx_data_lock);
>> + }
>> + rcu_read_unlock();
>
>
> -Andi
>

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