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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] perf event: Add simd_flags field to perf_sample
Hi James,

On Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 8:13 AM James Clark <james.clark@arm.com> wrote:
>
> From: German Gomez <german.gomez@arm.com>
>
> Add new field to the struct perf_sample to store flags related to SIMD
> ops.
>
> It will be used to store SIMD information from SVE and NEON when
> profiling using ARM SPE.
>
> Signed-off-by: German Gomez <german.gomez@arm.com>
> Signed-off-by: James Clark <james.clark@arm.com>
> ---
> tools/perf/util/sample.h | 13 +++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/sample.h b/tools/perf/util/sample.h
> index 60ec79d4eea4..bdf52faf165f 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/sample.h
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/sample.h
> @@ -66,6 +66,18 @@ struct aux_sample {
> void *data;
> };
>
> +struct simd_flags {
> + u64 arch:1, /* architecture (isa) */
> + pred:2; /* predication */

Can we reserve more bits for possible future extension or
other arch support? It seems to be too tight for each field.
Do you plan to add more info to the struct in the future?

Thanks,
Namhyung


> +};
> +
> +/* simd architecture flags */
> +#define SIMD_OP_FLAGS_ARCH_SVE 0x01 /* ARM SVE */
> +
> +/* simd predicate flags */
> +#define SIMD_OP_FLAGS_PRED_PARTIAL 0x01 /* partial predicate */
> +#define SIMD_OP_FLAGS_PRED_EMPTY 0x02 /* empty predicate */
> +
> struct perf_sample {
> u64 ip;
> u32 pid, tid;
> @@ -103,6 +115,7 @@ struct perf_sample {
> struct stack_dump user_stack;
> struct sample_read read;
> struct aux_sample aux_sample;
> + struct simd_flags simd_flags;
> };
>
> /*
> --
> 2.25.1
>

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