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From: "liuqi (BA)" <>
To: Will Deacon <>, Linuxarm <>
Cc: <>, <>,
	<>, <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v8 2/2] drivers/perf: hisi: Add driver for HiSilicon PCIe PMU
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2021 15:29:54 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210802100343.GA27282@willie-the-truck>

Hi Will,
> Hmm, I was hoping that you would expose all the events as proper perf_events
> and get rid of the subevents entirely.
> Then userspace could do things like:
>    // Count number of RX memory reads
>    $ perf stat -e hisi_pcie0_0/rx_memory_read/
>    // Count delay cycles
>    $ perf stat -e hisi_pcie0_0/latency/
>    // Count both of the above (events must be in the same group)
>    $ perf stat -g -e hisi_pcie0_0/latency/ -e hisi_pcie0_0/rx_memory_read/
> Note that in all three of these cases the hardware will be programmed in
> the same way and both HISI_PCIE_CNT and HISI_PCIE_EXT_CNT are allocated!
> So for example, doing this (i.e. without the '-g'):
>    $ perf stat -e hisi_pcie0_0/latency/ -e hisi_pcie0_0/rx_memory_read/
> would fail because the first event would allocate both of the counters.

I'm confused with this situation when getting rid of subevent:

$ perf stat -e hisi_pcie0_0/latency/ -e hisi_pcie0_0/rx_memory_read/

In this case, driver checks the relationship of "latency" and 
"rx_memory_read" in pmu->add() function and return a -EINVAL, but this 
seems lead to time division multiplexing.

	if (event->pmu->add(event, PERF_EF_START)) {
		perf_event_set_state(event, PERF_EVENT_STATE_INACTIVE);
		event->oncpu = -1;
		ret = -EAGAIN;
		goto out;

This result doesn't meet our expection, do I miss something here?

How about add an array to record events and check the relationship in 
event_init() function? It seems that perf stat could only failed when 
driver return invalid value in pmu->event_init() function.

> All you need to do is check the counter scheduling constraints when
> accepting an event group in the driver. No need for subevents at all.
> Does that make sense?
> Will
> .

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-04  7:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-28  8:09 [PATCH v8 0/2] drivers/perf: hisi: Add support for " Qi Liu
2021-07-28  8:09 ` [PATCH v8 1/2] docs: perf: Add description for HiSilicon PCIe PMU driver Qi Liu
2021-07-28  8:09 ` [PATCH v8 2/2] drivers/perf: hisi: Add driver for HiSilicon PCIe PMU Qi Liu
2021-08-02 10:03   ` Will Deacon
2021-08-04  7:29     ` liuqi (BA) [this message]
2021-08-13 14:40       ` Will Deacon

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