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From: "Liang, Kan" <kan.liang@linux.intel.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: acme@kernel.org, mingo@redhat.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	tglx@linutronix.de, jolsa@kernel.org, eranian@google.com,
	alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com, ak@linux.intel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/9] perf/x86/intel: Basic support for metrics counters
Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 14:20:53 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ee07aed8-eb57-4b01-11de-ed357dd96455@linux.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190528120528.GR2606@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>



On 5/28/2019 8:05 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 02:40:48PM -0700, kan.liang@linux.intel.com wrote:
>> From: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
>>
>> Metrics counters (hardware counters containing multiple metrics)
>> are modeled as separate registers for each TopDown metric events,
>> with an extra reg being used for coordinating access to the
>> underlying register in the scheduler.
>>
>> This patch adds the basic infrastructure to separate the scheduler
>> register indexes from the actual hardware register indexes. In
>> most cases the MSR address is already used correctly, but for
>> code using indexes we need a separate reg_idx field in the event
>> to indicate the correct underlying register.
> 
> That doesn't parse. What exactly is the difference between reg_idx and
> idx? AFAICT there is a fixed relation like:
> 
>    reg_idx = is_metric_idx(idx) ? INTEL_PMC_IDX_FIXED_SLOTS : idx;
> 
> Do we really need a variable for that?

It may save the calculation. But, right, a variable is not necessary.

> 
> Also, why do we need that whole enabled_events[] array. Do we really not
> have that information elsewhere?

No. We don't have a case that several events share a counter at the same 
time. We don't need to check if other events are enabled when we try to 
disable a counter. So we don't save such information.
But we have to do it for metrics events.

Thanks,
Kan
> 
> I shouldn've have to reverse engineer patches :/
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-28 18:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-21 21:40 [PATCH 0/9] TopDown metrics support for Icelake kan.liang
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 1/9] perf/core: Support a REMOVE transaction kan.liang
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 2/9] perf/x86/intel: Basic support for metrics counters kan.liang
2019-05-28 12:05   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:20     ` Liang, Kan [this message]
2019-05-28 12:15   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:21     ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29  7:28       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 14:40         ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29 16:46           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29  8:14   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 3/9] perf/x86/intel: Support overflows on SLOTS kan.liang
2019-05-28 12:20   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:22     ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 4/9] perf/x86/intel: Support hardware TopDown metrics kan.liang
2019-05-28 12:43   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:23     ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29  7:30       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 12:53   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 12:56   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 13:32     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 13:30   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:24     ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29  7:34       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 14:41         ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-28 13:43   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:24     ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29  7:54       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 14:42         ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29 16:58           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-06-04 20:39             ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-28 13:48   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:24     ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29  7:57       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 14:42         ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 5/9] perf/x86/intel: Set correct weight for TopDown metrics events kan.liang
2019-05-28 13:50   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 6/9] perf/x86/intel: Export new TopDown metrics events for Icelake kan.liang
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 7/9] perf/x86/intel: Disable sampling read slots and topdown kan.liang
2019-05-28 13:52   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-28 18:25     ` Liang, Kan
2019-05-29  7:58       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 8/9] perf, tools, stat: Support new per thread TopDown metrics kan.liang
2019-05-21 21:40 ` [PATCH 9/9] perf, tools: Add documentation for topdown metrics kan.liang

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