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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/6] Support raw event and DT for perf on RISC-V
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:28 PM Anup Patel <anup@brainfault.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:22 AM Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:53 PM Anup Patel <anup@brainfault.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:49 AM Zong Li <zong.li@sifive.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > This patch set adds raw event support on RISC-V. In addition, we
> > > > introduce the DT mechanism to make our perf more generic and common.
> > > >
> > > > Currently, we set the hardware events by writing the mhpmeventN CSRs, it
> > > > would raise an illegal instruction exception and trap into m-mode to
> > > > emulate event selector CSRs access. It doesn't make sense because we
> > > > shouldn't write the m-mode CSRs in s-mode. Ideally, we should set event
> > > > selector through standard SBI call or the shadow CSRs of s-mode. We have
> > > > prepared a proposal of a new SBI extension, called "PMU SBI extension",
> > > > but we also discussing the feasibility of accessing these PMU CSRs on
> > > > s-mode at the same time, such as delegation mechanism, so I was
> > > > wondering if we could use SBI calls first and make the PMU SBI extension
> > > > as legacy when s-mode access mechanism is accepted by Foundation? or
> > > > keep the current situation to see what would happen in the future.
> > > >
> > > > This patch set also introduces the DT mechanism, we don't want to add too
> > > > much platform-dependency code in perf like other architectures, so we
> > > > put the mapping of generic hardware events to DT, then we can easy to
> > > > transfer generic hardware events to vendor's own hardware events without
> > > > any platfrom-dependency stuff in our perf.
> > >
> > > Please re-write this series to have RISC-V PMU driver as a regular
> > > platform driver as drivers/perf/riscv_pmu.c.
> > >
> > > The PMU related sources will have to be removed from arch/riscv.
> > >
> > > Based on implementation of final drivers/perf/riscv_pmu.c we will
> > > come-up with drivers/perf/riscv_sbi_pmu.c driver for SBI perf counters.
> > >
> >
> > There are some different ways to implement perf, and current
> > implementation seems to be consensus when perf was introduced at the
> > beginning [0][1]. I don't persist to which one, I could change the
> > implementation as you mentioned if it is a new consensus one.
> >
> > [0] https://github.com/riscv/riscv-linux/pull/124#issuecomment-367563910
>
> I would not recommend taking the original RISC-V linux fork as reference.
>
> Rather we should study how things are done on other architectures.
>
> I really appreciate the attempt to make RISC-V PMU driver depend on DT
> but if we are going this route then we should maximize the use of Linux
> platform driver framework. In fact, whenever possible we should integrate
> RISC-V features as platform drivers under the drivers/ directory.
>

OK, I would change the implementation to platform driver if there is no
other voice.

> I thought about SBI PMU counters as well. In future, we can easily
> expose SBI PMU counters as RAW events in the same RISC-V PMU
> driver. The sbi_probe_extension() can be used in RISC-V PMU driver
> to check for SBI PMU counters so no special provisions needed in DT
> for SBI PMU counters.
>

I thought about probing raw events by SBI extension too, I'm interested if you
have more detail about this.

It seems to me that it is a little bit hard to return all events
through one SBI call,
so I thought we could map the generic hardware events and maintain their own
raw events by each platform in OpenSBI. But eventually, I thought the
DT mechanism
is more clear and easy than that. Let me know if you have any ideas about
probe function. Thanks.

> Also, the RISC-V PMU driver can be implemented such that it will
> work for RV32, RV64, NoMMU RV32, and NoMMU RV64.
>
> Regards,
> Anup
>
> > [1] https://groups.google.com/a/groups.riscv.org/g/sw-dev/c/f19TmCNP6yA
> >
> > > Regards,
> > > Anup
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Zong Li (6):
> > > > dt-bindings: riscv: Add YAML documentation for PMU
> > > > riscv: dts: sifive: Add DT support for PMU
> > > > riscv: add definition of hpmcounter CSRs
> > > > riscv: perf: Add raw event support
> > > > riscv: perf: introduce DT mechanism
> > > > riscv: remove PMU menu of Kconfig
> > > >
> > > > .../devicetree/bindings/riscv/pmu.yaml | 59 +++
> > > > arch/riscv/Kconfig | 13 -
> > > > arch/riscv/boot/dts/sifive/fu540-c000.dtsi | 13 +
> > > > arch/riscv/include/asm/csr.h | 58 +++
> > > > arch/riscv/include/asm/perf_event.h | 100 ++--
> > > > arch/riscv/kernel/Makefile | 2 +-
> > > > arch/riscv/kernel/perf_event.c | 471 +++++++++++-------
> > > > 7 files changed, 471 insertions(+), 245 deletions(-)
> > > > create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/riscv/pmu.yaml
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > 2.27.0
> > > >

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