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Date:	Tue, 07 Dec 2010 14:15:22 +0800
From:	Lin Ming <ming.m.lin@...el.com>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
Cc:	Stephane Eranian <eranian@...gle.com>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...radead.org>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 2/3 v3] perf: Implement Nehalem uncore pmu

On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 13:20 +0800, Lin Ming wrote:
> +
> +static int
> +uncore_perf_event_set_period(struct perf_event *event)
> +{
> +	struct hw_perf_event *hwc = &event->hw;
> +	s64 left = local64_read(&hwc->period_left);
> +	s64 period = hwc->sample_period;
> +	u64 max_period = (1ULL << UNCORE_CNTVAL_BITS) - 1;
> +	int ret = 0, idx = hwc->idx;
> +
> +	/*
> +	 * If we are way outside a reasonable range then just skip forward:
> +	 */
> +	if (unlikely(left <= -period)) {
> +		left = period;
> +		local64_set(&hwc->period_left, left);
> +		hwc->last_period = period;
> +		ret = 1;
> +	}
> +
> +	if (unlikely(left <= 0)) {
> +		left += period;
> +		local64_set(&hwc->period_left, left);
> +		hwc->last_period = period;
> +		ret = 1;
> +	}
> +
> +	if (left > max_period)
> +		left = max_period;
> +
> +	/*
> +	 * The hw event starts counting from this event offset,
> +	 * mark it to be able to extra future deltas:
> +	 */
> +	local64_set(&hwc->prev_count, (u64)-left);

All uncore pmu interrupts from a socket are routed to one of the four
cores, so local64_set seems not correct here.

But hwc->prev_count is defined as local64_t, any idea how to set it
correctly?

Or is it OK if local64_set is always executed in the same cpu?



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