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Date:   Fri, 1 Sep 2017 22:48:20 -0700
From:   Yonghong Song <yhs@...com>
To:     <peterz@...radead.org>, <rostedt@...dmis.org>, <ast@...com>,
        <daniel@...earbox.net>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
CC:     <kernel-team@...com>
Subject: [PATCH v2 net-next 0/4] bpf: add two helpers to read perf event enabled/running time

Hardware pmu counters are limited resources. When there are more
pmu based perf events opened than available counters, kernel will
multiplex these events so each event gets certain percentage
(but not 100%) of the pmu time. In case that multiplexing happens,
the number of samples or counter value will not reflect the
case compared to no multiplexing. This makes comparison between
different runs difficult.

Typically, the number of samples or counter value should be
normalized before comparing to other experiments. The typical
normalization is done like:
  normalized_num_samples = num_samples * time_enabled / time_running
  normalized_counter_value = counter_value * time_enabled / time_running
where time_enabled is the time enabled for event and time_running is
the time running for event since last normalization.

This patch set implements two helper functions.
The helper bpf_perf_read_counter_time reads counter/time_enabled/time_running
for perf event array map. The helper bpf_perf_prog_read_time read
time_enabled/time_running for bpf prog with type BPF_PROG_TYPE_PERF_EVENT.

Yonghong Song (4):
  bpf: add helper bpf_perf_read_counter_time for perf event array map
  bpf: add a test case to read enabled/running time for perf array
  bpf: add helper bpf_perf_prog_read_time
  bpf: add a test case for helper bpf_perf_prog_read_time

 include/linux/perf_event.h                |  4 +-
 include/uapi/linux/bpf.h                  | 29 ++++++++++++-
 kernel/bpf/arraymap.c                     |  2 +-
 kernel/bpf/verifier.c                     |  4 +-
 kernel/events/core.c                      | 20 ++++++---
 kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c                  | 67 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 samples/bpf/trace_event_kern.c            | 10 +++++
 samples/bpf/trace_event_user.c            | 13 +++---
 samples/bpf/tracex6_kern.c                | 26 ++++++++++++
 samples/bpf/tracex6_user.c                | 13 +++++-
 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/bpf_helpers.h |  7 ++++
 11 files changed, 175 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)

-- 
2.9.5

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