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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
Cc: "mingo@kernel.org" <mingo@kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"vincent.weaver@maine.edu" <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>,
	"eranian@gmail.com" <eranian@gmail.com>,
	"jolsa@redhat.com" <jolsa@redhat.com>,
	"torvalds@linux-foundation.org" <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	"tglx@linutronix.de" <tglx@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 1/3] perf: Tighten (and fix) the grouping condition
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:07:16 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150123150716.GN2896@worktop.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150123150211.GA6091@leverpostej>

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 03:02:12PM +0000, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:52:00PM +0000, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > The fix from 9fc81d87420d ("perf: Fix events installation during
> > moving group") was incomplete in that it failed to recognise that
> > creating a group with events for different CPUs is semantically
> > broken -- they cannot be co-scheduled.
> > 
> > Furthermore, it leads to real breakage where, when we create an event
> > for CPU Y and then migrate it to form a group on CPU X, the code gets
> > confused where the counter is programmed -- triggered by the fuzzer.
> > 
> > Fix this by tightening the rules for creating groups. Only allow
> > grouping of counters that can be co-scheduled in the same context.
> > This means for the same task and/or the same cpu.
> 
> It seems this would still allow you to group CPU-affine software and
> uncore events, which also doesn't make sense: the software events will
> count on a single CPU while the uncore events aren't really CPU-affine.
> 
> Which isn't anything against this patch, but probably something we
> should tighten up too.

Indeed, that would need a wee bit of extra infrastructure though; as we
cannot currently distinguish between regular cpuctx and uncore like
things.

Good spotting though.

  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-23 15:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-23 12:51 [RFC][PATCH 0/3] perf fixes Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-23 12:52 ` [RFC][PATCH 1/3] perf: Tighten (and fix) the grouping condition Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-23 15:02   ` Mark Rutland
2015-01-23 15:07     ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2015-01-23 15:22       ` Mark Rutland
2015-02-04 12:59         ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-28 14:30   ` [tip:perf/urgent] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-23 12:52 ` [RFC][PATCH 2/3] perf: Add a bit of paranoia Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-26 16:26   ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-27 21:28     ` Vince Weaver
2015-01-29  2:16       ` Vince Weaver
2015-01-29  7:51         ` Jiri Olsa
2015-01-29 13:44           ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-02-04 14:39             ` [tip:perf/core] perf: Fix put_event() ctx lock tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-29 14:47     ` [RFC][PATCH 2/3] perf: Add a bit of paranoia Peter Zijlstra
2015-02-02  6:33       ` Vince Weaver
2015-02-02 15:42         ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-02-02 17:32           ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-02-04 14:51             ` Jiri Olsa
2015-02-04 16:33               ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-02-04 16:43                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2015-02-04 14:39     ` [tip:perf/core] perf: Fix move_group() order tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra (Intel)
2015-02-04 14:39   ` [tip:perf/core] perf: Add a bit of paranoia tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-23 12:52 ` [RFC][PATCH 3/3] perf: Fix event->ctx locking Peter Zijlstra
2015-02-04 14:39   ` [tip:perf/core] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2015-01-26 14:30 ` [RFC][PATCH 0/3] perf fixes Vince Weaver
2015-01-26 18:03   ` Vince Weaver
2015-01-26 18:34     ` Jiri Olsa
2015-01-26 18:52       ` Vince Weaver

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