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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf tools: Add missing Intel CPU events to parser
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On 25/03/20 5:22 pm, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 04:24:58PM +0200, Adrian Hunter wrote:
>> On 25/03/20 4:22 pm, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
>>> Em Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 02:53:50PM +0100, Jiri Olsa escreveu:
>>>> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:15:49AM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
>>>>> Em Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 11:33:45AM +0100, Jiri Olsa escreveu:
>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 05:04:43PM +0200, Adrian Hunter wrote:
>>>>>>> perf list expects CPU events to be parseable by name, e.g.
>>>>>
>>>>>>> # perf list | grep el-capacity-read
>>>>>>> el-capacity-read OR cpu/el-capacity-read/ [Kernel PMU event]
>>>>>
>>>>>>> But the event parser does not recognize them that way, e.g.
>>>>>
>>>>>>> # perf test -v "Parse event"
>>>>>>> <SNIP>
>>>>>>> running test 54 'cycles//u'
>>>>>>> running test 55 'cycles:k'
>>>>>>> running test 0 'cpu/config=10,config1,config2=3,period=1000/u'
>>>>>>> running test 1 'cpu/config=1,name=krava/u,cpu/config=2/u'
>>>>>>> running test 2 'cpu/config=1,call-graph=fp,time,period=100000/,cpu/config=2,call-graph=no,time=0,period=2000/'
>>>>>>> running test 3 'cpu/name='COMPLEX_CYCLES_NAME:orig=cycles,desc=chip-clock-ticks',period=0x1,event=0x2/ukp'
>>>>>>> -> cpu/event=0,umask=0x11/
>>>>>>> -> cpu/event=0,umask=0x13/
>>>>>>> -> cpu/event=0x54,umask=0x1/
>>>>>>> failed to parse event 'el-capacity-read:u,cpu/event=el-capacity-read/u', err 1, str 'parser error'
>>>>>>> event syntax error: 'el-capacity-read:u,cpu/event=el-capacity-read/u'
>>>>>>> \___ parser error test child finished with 1
>>>>>>> ---- end ----
>>>>>>> Parse event definition strings: FAILED!
>>>>>
>>>>>>> Fix by adding missing Intel CPU events to the event parser.
>>>>>>> Missing events were found by using:
>>>>>
>>>>>>> grep -r EVENT_ATTR_STR arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
>>>>>
>>>>> So, I'm not being able to reproduce this, what an I missing?
>>>>
>>>> I think you need to be on some really recent intel
>>>> which defines events which we did not covered yet
>>>> like el-capacity-write in icelake
>>>
>>> That is why I tried with el-capacity, which is moved to the parser as
>>> well, I've replaced el-capacity-read, which I don't have in this Kaby
>>> Lake machine, with el-capacity, that is present:
>>>
>>> [root@seventh ~]# perf list | grep el-capacity
>>> el-capacity OR cpu/el-capacity/ [Kernel PMU event]
>>> [root@seventh ~]#
>>
>> I just checked that and it seems to be a "feature" of the parser that it
>> gets confused between el-capacity and el-capacity-read.
>>
>> Making them explicit in parse-events.l makes the problem go away, but I
>> wonder now if the parser could be better in this regard.
>
> so we have that PRE/SUFFIX logic that allows us
> to specify any sysfs event term as standalone event
>
> the lexer in this case below was used to handle special cases..
> and IIUC think having more than one '-' is one of them
>
> could you check if the patch below will fix that for you?
>
> jirka
>
>
> ---
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l
> index 7b1c8ee537cf..347eb3e6794a 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.l
> @@ -342,11 +342,15 @@ bpf-output { return sym(yyscanner, PERF_TYPE_SOFTWARE, PERF_COUNT_SW_BPF_OUT
> * Because the prefix cycles is mixed up with cpu-cycles.
> * loads and stores are mixed up with cache event
> */
> -cycles-ct { return str(yyscanner, PE_KERNEL_PMU_EVENT); }
> -cycles-t { return str(yyscanner, PE_KERNEL_PMU_EVENT); }
> -mem-loads { return str(yyscanner, PE_KERNEL_PMU_EVENT); }
> -mem-stores { return str(yyscanner, PE_KERNEL_PMU_EVENT); }
> -topdown-[a-z-]+ { return str(yyscanner, PE_KERNEL_PMU_EVENT); }
> +cycles-ct |
> +cycles-t |
> +mem-loads |
> +mem-stores |
> +topdown-[a-z-]+ |
> +tx-capacity-read |
> +tx-capacity-write |
> +el-capacity-read |
> +el-capacity-write { return str(yyscanner, PE_KERNEL_PMU_EVENT); }

Yes that works, as does

tx-capacity-[a-z-]+
el-capacity-[a-z-]+

Do we have an explanation for why we cannot make it accept 3-part names
without handling them as special cases?

I just tried but it didn't work.

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