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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] perf: arm_spe: Decode SVE events
On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 02:59:34PM +0100, André Przywara wrote:
> On 28/09/2020 14:21, Dave Martin wrote:
>
> Hi Dave,
>
> > On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 11:12:25AM +0100, Andre Przywara wrote:
> >> The Scalable Vector Extension (SVE) is an ARMv8 architecture extension
> >> that introduces very long vector operations (up to 2048 bits).
> >
> > (8192, in fact, though don't expect to see that on real hardware any
> > time soon... qemu and the Arm fast model can do it, though.)
> >
> >> The SPE profiling feature can tag SVE instructions with additional
> >> properties like predication or the effective vector length.
> >>
> >> Decode the new operation type bits in the SPE decoder to allow the perf
> >> tool to correctly report about SVE instructions.
> >
> >
> > I don't know anything about SPE, so just commenting on a few minor
> > things that catch my eye here.
>
> Many thanks for taking a look!
> Please note that I actually missed a prior submission by Wei, so the
> code changes here will end up in:
> https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/1288413/
>
> But your two points below magically apply to his patch as well, so....
>
> >
> >> Signed-off-by: Andre Przywara <andre.przywara@arm.com>
> >> ---
> >> .../arm-spe-decoder/arm-spe-pkt-decoder.c | 48 ++++++++++++++++++-
> >> 1 file changed, 47 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/arm-spe-decoder/arm-spe-pkt-decoder.c b/tools/perf/util/arm-spe-decoder/arm-spe-pkt-decoder.c
> >> index a033f34846a6..f0c369259554 100644
> >> --- a/tools/perf/util/arm-spe-decoder/arm-spe-pkt-decoder.c
> >> +++ b/tools/perf/util/arm-spe-decoder/arm-spe-pkt-decoder.c
> >> @@ -372,8 +372,35 @@ int arm_spe_pkt_desc(const struct arm_spe_pkt *packet, char *buf,
> >> }
> >> case ARM_SPE_OP_TYPE:
> >> switch (idx) {
> >> - case 0: return snprintf(buf, buf_len, "%s", payload & 0x1 ?
> >> + case 0: {
> >> + size_t blen = buf_len;
> >> +
> >> + if ((payload & 0x89) == 0x08) {
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, "SVE");
> >> + buf += ret;
> >> + blen -= ret;
> >
> > (Nit: can ret be < 0 ? I've never been 100% clear on this myself for
> > the s*printf() family -- if this assumption is widespread in perf tool
> > a lready that I guess just go with the flow.)
>
> Yeah, some parts of the code in here check for -1, actually, but doing
> this on every call to snprintf would push this current code over the
> edge - and I cowardly avoided a refactoring ;-)
>
> Please note that his is perf userland, and also we are printing constant
> strings here.
> Although admittedly this starts to sounds like an excuse now ...
>
> > I wonder if this snprintf+increment+decrement sequence could be wrapped
> > up as a helper, rather than having to be repeated all over the place.
>
> Yes, I was hoping nobody would notice ;-)

It's probably not worth losing sleep over.

snprintf(3) says, under NOTES:

Until glibc 2.0.6, they would return -1 when the output was
truncated.

which is probably ancient enough history that we don't care. C11 does
say that a negative return value can happen "if an encoding error
occurred". _Probably_ not a problem if perf tool never calls
setlocale(), but ...


> >> + if (payload & 0x2)
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " FP");
> >> + else
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " INT");
> >> + buf += ret;
> >> + blen -= ret;
> >> + if (payload & 0x4) {
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " PRED");
> >> + buf += ret;
> >> + blen -= ret;
> >> + }
> >> + /* Bits [7..4] encode the vector length */
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " EVLEN%d",
> >> + 32 << ((payload >> 4) & 0x7));
> >
> > Isn't this just extracting 3 bits (0x7)?
>
> Ah, right, the comment is wrong. It's actually bits [6:4].
>
> > And what unit are we aiming
> > for here: is it the number of bytes per vector, or something else? I'm
> > confused by the fact that this will go up in steps of 32, which doesn't
> > seem to match up to the architecure.
>
> So this is how SPE encodes the effective vector length in its payload:
> the format is described in section "D10.2.7 Operation Type packet" in a
> (recent) ARMv8 ARM. I put the above statement in a C file and ran all
> input values through it, it produced the exact *bit* length values as in
> the spec.
>
> Is there any particular pattern you are concerned about?
> I admit this is somewhat hackish, I can do an extra function to put some
> comments in there.

Mostly I'm curious because the encoding doesn't match the SVE
architecture: SVE requires 4 bits to specify the vector length, not 3.
This might have been a deliberate limitation in the SPE spec., but it
raises questions about what should happen when 3 bits is not enough.

For SVE, valid vector lengths are 16 bytes * n
or equivalently 128 bits * n), where 1 <= n <= 16.

The code here though cannot print EVLEN16 or EVLEN48 etc. This might
not be a bug, but I'd like to understand where it comes from...

>
> >
> > I notice that bit 7 has to be zero to get into this if() though.
> >
> >> + buf += ret;
> >> + blen -= ret;
> >> + return buf_len - blen;
> >> + }
> >> +
> >> + return snprintf(buf, buf_len, "%s", payload & 0x1 ?
> >> "COND-SELECT" : "INSN-OTHER");
> >> + }
> >> case 1: {
> >> size_t blen = buf_len;
> >>
> >> @@ -403,6 +430,25 @@ int arm_spe_pkt_desc(const struct arm_spe_pkt *packet, char *buf,
> >> ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " NV-SYSREG");
> >> buf += ret;
> >> blen -= ret;
> >> + } else if ((payload & 0x0a) == 0x08) {
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " SVE");
> >> + buf += ret;
> >> + blen -= ret;
> >> + if (payload & 0x4) {
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " PRED");
> >> + buf += ret;
> >> + blen -= ret;
> >> + }
> >> + if (payload & 0x80) {
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " SG");
> >> + buf += ret;
> >> + blen -= ret;
> >> + }
> >> + /* Bits [7..4] encode the vector length */
> >> + ret = snprintf(buf, buf_len, " EVLEN%d",
> >> + 32 << ((payload >> 4) & 0x7));
> >
> > Same comment as above. Maybe have a common helper for decoding the
> > vector length bits so it can be fixed in a single place?
>
> Yup. Although I wonder if this is the smallest of the problems with this
> function going forward.
>
> Cheers,
> Andre

Fair enough.

Cheers
---Dave

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