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From: Madhavan Srinivasan <maddy@linux.ibm.com>
To: Kajol Jain <kjain@linux.ibm.com>,
	acme@kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	mpe@ellerman.id.au, sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 1/5] powerpc/perf/hv-24x7: Fix inconsistent output values incase multiple hv-24x7 events run
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:26:06 +0530
Message-ID: <3c209251-ceab-7381-99e3-b5664ce3104b@linux.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200327063642.26175-2-kjain@linux.ibm.com>



On 3/27/20 12:06 PM, Kajol Jain wrote:
> Commit 2b206ee6b0df ("powerpc/perf/hv-24x7: Display change in counter
> values")' added to print _change_ in the counter value rather then raw
> value for 24x7 counters. Incase of transactions, the event count
> is set to 0 at the beginning of the transaction. It also sets
> the event's prev_count to the raw value at the time of initialization.
> Because of setting event count to 0, we are seeing some weird behaviour,
> whenever we run multiple 24x7 events at a time.
>
> For example:
>
> command#: ./perf stat -e "{hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/,
> 			   hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/}"
> 	  		   -C 0 -I 1000 sleep 100
>
>       1.000121704                120 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       1.000121704                  5 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       2.000357733                  8 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       2.000357733                 10 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       3.000495215 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       3.000495215 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       4.000641884                 56 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       4.000641884 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       5.000791887 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>
> Getting these large values in case we do -I.
>
> As we are setting event_count to 0, for interval case, overall event_count is not
> coming in incremental order. As we may can get new delta lesser then previous count.
> Because of which when we print intervals, we are getting negative value which create
> these large values.
>
> This patch removes part where we set event_count to 0 in function
> 'h_24x7_event_read'. There won't be much impact as we do set event->hw.prev_count
> to the raw value at the time of initialization to print change value.
>
> With this patch
> In power9 platform
>
> command#: ./perf stat -e "{hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/,
> 		           hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/}"
> 			   -C 0 -I 1000 sleep 100
>
>       1.000117685                 93 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       1.000117685                  1 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       2.000349331                 98 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       2.000349331                  2 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       3.000495900                131 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       3.000495900                  4 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       4.000645920                204 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>       4.000645920                 61 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=1/
>       4.284169997                 22 hv_24x7/PM_MCS01_128B_RD_DISP_PORT01,chip=0/
>
> Signed-off-by: Kajol Jain <kjain@linux.ibm.com>
> Suggested-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Tested-by: Madhavan Srinivasan <maddy@linux.ibm.com>

> ---
>   arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.c | 10 ----------
>   1 file changed, 10 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.c b/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.c
> index 573e0b309c0c..48e8f4b17b91 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/perf/hv-24x7.c
> @@ -1400,16 +1400,6 @@ static void h_24x7_event_read(struct perf_event *event)
>   			h24x7hw = &get_cpu_var(hv_24x7_hw);
>   			h24x7hw->events[i] = event;
>   			put_cpu_var(h24x7hw);
> -			/*
> -			 * Clear the event count so we can compute the _change_
> -			 * in the 24x7 raw counter value at the end of the txn.
> -			 *
> -			 * Note that we could alternatively read the 24x7 value
> -			 * now and save its value in event->hw.prev_count. But
> -			 * that would require issuing a hcall, which would then
> -			 * defeat the purpose of using the txn interface.
> -			 */
> -			local64_set(&event->count, 0);
>   		}
>
>   		put_cpu_var(hv_24x7_reqb);


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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-27  6:36 [PATCH v7 0/5] powerpc/hv-24x7: Expose chip/sockets info to add json file metric support for the hv_24x7 socket/chip level events Kajol Jain
2020-03-27  6:36 ` [PATCH v7 1/5] powerpc/perf/hv-24x7: Fix inconsistent output values incase multiple hv-24x7 events run Kajol Jain
2020-04-29  8:56   ` Madhavan Srinivasan [this message]
2020-03-27  6:36 ` [PATCH v7 2/5] powerpc/hv-24x7: Add rtas call in hv-24x7 driver to get processor details Kajol Jain
2020-04-29  8:02   ` Madhavan Srinivasan
2020-04-29 11:31   ` Michael Ellerman
2020-05-06  9:53     ` kajoljain
2020-03-27  6:36 ` [PATCH v7 3/5] powerpc/hv-24x7: Add sysfs files inside hv-24x7 device to show " Kajol Jain
2020-04-29  9:08   ` Madhavan Srinivasan
2020-04-29 11:32   ` Michael Ellerman
2020-04-29 11:33     ` Michael Ellerman
2020-03-27  6:36 ` [PATCH v7 4/5] Documentation/ABI: Add ABI documentation for chips and sockets Kajol Jain
2020-03-27  6:36 ` [PATCH v7 5/5] powerpc/hv-24x7: Update post_mobility_fixup() to handle migration Kajol Jain
2020-04-29  9:10   ` Madhavan Srinivasan
2020-04-29 11:37   ` Michael Ellerman
2020-05-05  6:57     ` kajoljain
2020-05-05  7:05       ` Michael Ellerman

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