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authorWill Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>2012-03-06 17:33:17 +0100
committerRussell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>2012-03-07 09:40:48 +0000
commit5727347180ebc6b4a866fcbe00dcb39cc03acb37 (patch)
treeed27e4b37407917d2f9813a4684cceb64f0d6f93 /arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c
parent81caaf2503be8fbb738ea4f124063dcc24958397 (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-5727347180ebc6b4a866fcbe00dcb39cc03acb37.tar.gz
ARM: 7354/1: perf: limit sample_period to half max_period in non-sampling mode
On ARM, the PMU does not stop counting after an overflow and therefore IRQ latency affects the new counter value read by the kernel. This is significant for non-sampling runs where it is possible for the new value to overtake the previous one, causing the delta to be out by up to max_period events. Commit a737823d ("ARM: 6835/1: perf: ensure overflows aren't missed due to IRQ latency") attempted to fix this problem by allowing interrupt handlers to pass an overflow flag to the event update function, causing the overflow calculation to assume that the counter passed through zero when going from prev to new. Unfortunately, this doesn't work when overflow occurs on the perf_task_tick path because we have the flag cleared and end up computing a large negative delta. This patch removes the overflow flag from armpmu_event_update and instead limits the sample_period to half of the max_period for non-sampling profiling runs. Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei@canonical.com> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c')
-rw-r--r--arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c22
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c b/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c
index 5bb91bf3d47..56173ae1644 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c
@@ -180,7 +180,7 @@ armpmu_event_set_period(struct perf_event *event,
u64
armpmu_event_update(struct perf_event *event,
struct hw_perf_event *hwc,
- int idx, int overflow)
+ int idx)
{
struct arm_pmu *armpmu = to_arm_pmu(event->pmu);
u64 delta, prev_raw_count, new_raw_count;
@@ -193,13 +193,7 @@ again:
new_raw_count) != prev_raw_count)
goto again;
- new_raw_count &= armpmu->max_period;
- prev_raw_count &= armpmu->max_period;
-
- if (overflow)
- delta = armpmu->max_period - prev_raw_count + new_raw_count + 1;
- else
- delta = new_raw_count - prev_raw_count;
+ delta = (new_raw_count - prev_raw_count) & armpmu->max_period;
local64_add(delta, &event->count);
local64_sub(delta, &hwc->period_left);
@@ -216,7 +210,7 @@ armpmu_read(struct perf_event *event)
if (hwc->idx < 0)
return;
- armpmu_event_update(event, hwc, hwc->idx, 0);
+ armpmu_event_update(event, hwc, hwc->idx);
}
static void
@@ -232,7 +226,7 @@ armpmu_stop(struct perf_event *event, int flags)
if (!(hwc->state & PERF_HES_STOPPED)) {
armpmu->disable(hwc, hwc->idx);
barrier(); /* why? */
- armpmu_event_update(event, hwc, hwc->idx, 0);
+ armpmu_event_update(event, hwc, hwc->idx);
hwc->state |= PERF_HES_STOPPED | PERF_HES_UPTODATE;
}
}
@@ -518,7 +512,13 @@ __hw_perf_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
hwc->config_base |= (unsigned long)mapping;
if (!hwc->sample_period) {
- hwc->sample_period = armpmu->max_period;
+ /*
+ * For non-sampling runs, limit the sample_period to half
+ * of the counter width. That way, the new counter value
+ * is far less likely to overtake the previous one unless
+ * you have some serious IRQ latency issues.
+ */
+ hwc->sample_period = armpmu->max_period >> 1;
hwc->last_period = hwc->sample_period;
local64_set(&hwc->period_left, hwc->sample_period);
}