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Date:	Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:50:51 +0800
From:	"Yan, Zheng" <zheng.z.yan@...el.com>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:	a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl, mingo@...nel.org, acme@...radead.org,
	eranian@...gle.com, andi@...stfloor.org,
	"Yan, Zheng" <zheng.z.yan@...el.com>
Subject: [PATCH V4 14/16] perf, x86: enable LBR callstack when recording callchain

If a task specific event wants user space callchain but does not want
branch stack sampling, enable the LBR call stack facility implicitly.
The LBR call stack facility can help perf to get user space callchain
in case of there is no frame pointer.

Note: this feature only affects how to get user callchain. The kernel
callchain is always got by frame pointers.

Signed-off-by: Yan, Zheng <zheng.z.yan@...el.com>
---
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
index cb2259f..7106c44 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
@@ -420,6 +420,18 @@ int x86_pmu_hw_config(struct perf_event *event)
 			if (!event->attr.exclude_kernel)
 				*br_type |= PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_KERNEL;
 		}
+	} else if ((event->attr.sample_type & PERF_SAMPLE_CALLCHAIN) &&
+		   !has_branch_stack(event) &&
+		   !event->attr.exclude_user &&
+		   (event->attach_state & PERF_ATTACH_TASK)) {
+		/*
+		 * user did not specify branch_sample_type,
+		 * try using the LBR call stack facility to
+		 * record call chains of user program.
+		 */
+		event->attr.branch_sample_type =
+			PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_USER |
+			PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_CALL_STACK;
 	}
 
 	/*
-- 
1.9.0

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