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Date:	Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:09:56 +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 v3 3/9] perf, x86: use the PEBS auto reload mechanism when possible

When a fixed period is specified, this patch make perf use the PEBS
auto reload mechanism. This makes normal profiling faster, because
it avoids one costly MSR write in the PMI handler.

Signef-off-by: Yan, Zheng <zheng.z.yan@...el.com>
---
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c          | 15 +++++++++------
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.h          |  1 +
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c |  9 +++++++++
 3 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
index 8868e9b..60593bc 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
@@ -979,13 +979,16 @@ int x86_perf_event_set_period(struct perf_event *event)
 
 	per_cpu(pmc_prev_left[idx], smp_processor_id()) = left;
 
-	/*
-	 * 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);
+	if (!(hwc->flags & PERF_X86_EVENT_AUTO_RELOAD) ||
+	    local64_read(&hwc->prev_count) != (u64)-left) {
+		/*
+		 * 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);
 
-	wrmsrl(hwc->event_base, (u64)(-left) & x86_pmu.cntval_mask);
+		wrmsrl(hwc->event_base, (u64)(-left) & x86_pmu.cntval_mask);
+	}
 
 	/*
 	 * Due to erratum on certan cpu we need
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.h b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.h
index d8165f3..fa8dfd4 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.h
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.h
@@ -69,6 +69,7 @@ struct event_constraint {
 #define PERF_X86_EVENT_PEBS_ST		0x2 /* st data address sampling */
 #define PERF_X86_EVENT_PEBS_ST_HSW	0x4 /* haswell style st data sampling */
 #define PERF_X86_EVENT_COMMITTED	0x8 /* event passed commit_txn */
+#define PERF_X86_EVENT_AUTO_RELOAD	0x10 /* use PEBS auto-reload */
 
 struct amd_nb {
 	int nb_id;  /* NorthBridge id */
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
index 980970c..ab91b11 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
@@ -714,6 +714,8 @@ void intel_pmu_pebs_enable(struct perf_event *event)
 	struct hw_perf_event *hwc = &event->hw;
 
 	hwc->config &= ~ARCH_PERFMON_EVENTSEL_INT;
+	if (!event->attr.freq)
+		hwc->flags |= PERF_X86_EVENT_AUTO_RELOAD;
 
 	cpuc->pebs_enabled |= 1ULL << hwc->idx;
 
@@ -721,6 +723,12 @@ void intel_pmu_pebs_enable(struct perf_event *event)
 		cpuc->pebs_enabled |= 1ULL << (hwc->idx + 32);
 	else if (event->hw.flags & PERF_X86_EVENT_PEBS_ST)
 		cpuc->pebs_enabled |= 1ULL << 63;
+
+	/* Use auto-reload if possible to save a MSR write in the PMI */
+	if (hwc->flags & PERF_X86_EVENT_AUTO_RELOAD) {
+		ds->pebs_event_reset[hwc->idx] =
+			(u64)-hwc->sample_period & x86_pmu.cntval_mask;
+	}
 }
 
 void intel_pmu_pebs_disable(struct perf_event *event)
@@ -739,6 +747,7 @@ void intel_pmu_pebs_disable(struct perf_event *event)
 		wrmsrl(MSR_IA32_PEBS_ENABLE, cpuc->pebs_enabled);
 
 	hwc->config |= ARCH_PERFMON_EVENTSEL_INT;
+	hwc->flags &= ~PERF_X86_EVENT_AUTO_RELOAD;
 }
 
 void intel_pmu_pebs_enable_all(void)
-- 
1.9.3

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