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authorFrederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>2012-07-25 07:56:04 +0200
committerFrederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>2013-01-27 19:23:27 +0100
commitabf917cd91cbb73952758f9741e2fa65002a48ee (patch)
tree5f975b87615dcaed9c98bc74b4548d568b92dcbc /arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc_asm.h
parentae8dda5c473bf1a85913942adcaac449e5754bf3 (diff)
cputime: Generic on-demand virtual cputime accounting
If we want to stop the tick further idle, we need to be able to account the cputime without using the tick. Virtual based cputime accounting solves that problem by hooking into kernel/user boundaries. However implementing CONFIG_VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING require low level hooks and involves more overhead. But we already have a generic context tracking subsystem that is required for RCU needs by archs which plan to shut down the tick outside idle. This patch implements a generic virtual based cputime accounting that relies on these generic kernel/user hooks. There are some upsides of doing this: - This requires no arch code to implement CONFIG_VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING if context tracking is already built (already necessary for RCU in full tickless mode). - We can rely on the generic context tracking subsystem to dynamically (de)activate the hooks, so that we can switch anytime between virtual and tick based accounting. This way we don't have the overhead of the virtual accounting when the tick is running periodically. And one downside: - There is probably more overhead than a native virtual based cputime accounting. But this relies on hooks that are already set anyway. Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Cc: Li Zhong <zhong@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung.kim@lge.com> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc_asm.h')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc_asm.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc_asm.h
index ea2a86e8ff9..2d0e1f5d833 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc_asm.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/ppc_asm.h
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
* user_time and system_time fields in the paca.
#define ACCOUNT_CPU_USER_ENTRY(ra, rb)
#define ACCOUNT_CPU_USER_EXIT(ra, rb)
#endif /* CONFIG_PPC_SPLPAR */
* Macros for storing registers into and loading registers from