lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Mon, 3 Oct 2016 21:54:48 -0300
From:   Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>
To:     Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <arnaldo.melo@...il.com>
Cc:     Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        peterz@...radead.org, maddy@...ux.vnet.ibm.com,
        linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...nel.org>, Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v21 16/19] perf, tools: Make alias matching
 case-insensitive

Em Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 09:47:06PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo escreveu:
> Em Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 03:24:53PM -0700, Sukadev Bhattiprolu escreveu:
> > From: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
> > 
> > Make alias matching the events parser case-insensitive. This is useful
> > with the JSON events. perf uses lower case events, but the CPU manuals
> > generally use upper case event names. The JSON files use lower
> > case by default too. But if we search case insensitively then
> > users can cut-n-paste the upper case event names.
> > 
> > So the following works:
> > 
> > % perf stat -e BR_INST_EXEC.TAKEN_INDIRECT_NEAR_CALL true
> > 
> >  Performance counter stats for 'true':
> > 
> >                305      BR_INST_EXEC.TAKEN_INDIRECT_NEAR_CALL
> > 
> >        0.000492799 seconds time elapsed
> 
> So now trying to figure this out:

Ok, so this is just another case of bad patch ordering: this uses 'perf
stat' as the example, but it doesn't work at this point, one needs to go
to the last patch, apply it and then test it again, when it will work.
So just moved the last patch to before this one, sigh.

- Arnaldo
 
> [acme@...et linux]$ perf stat -e br_inst_exec.all_direct_near_call true
> event syntax error: 'br_inst_exec.all_direct_near_call'
>                      \___ 'period' is not usable in 'perf stat'
> Run 'perf list' for a list of valid events
> 
>  Usage: perf stat [<options>] [<command>]
> 
>     -e, --event <event>   event selector. use 'perf list' to list available events
> [acme@...et linux]$ 
> 
> [acme@...et linux]$ perf stat -e cycles true
> 
>  Performance counter stats for 'true':
> 
>            228,093      cycles:u                                                    
> 
>        0.002678362 seconds time elapsed
> 
> [acme@...et linux]$
> 
> 
> Who is setting period in that case?
> 
> For cycles we get in verbose mode:
> 
> [acme@...et linux]$ perf stat -vv -e cycles true
> Using CPUID GenuineIntel-6-3D
> intel_pt default config: tsc
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> perf_event_attr:
>   size                             112
>   sample_type                      IDENTIFIER
>   read_format                      TOTAL_TIME_ENABLED|TOTAL_TIME_RUNNING
>   disabled                         1
>   inherit                          1
>   enable_on_exec                   1
>   exclude_guest                    1
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 13346  cpu -1  group_fd -1  flags 0x8
> sys_perf_event_open failed, error -13
> Warning:
> kernel.perf_event_paranoid=2, trying to fall back to excluding kernel samples
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> perf_event_attr:
>   size                             112
>   sample_type                      IDENTIFIER
>   read_format                      TOTAL_TIME_ENABLED|TOTAL_TIME_RUNNING
>   disabled                         1
>   inherit                          1
>   exclude_kernel                   1
>   enable_on_exec                   1
>   exclude_guest                    1
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> sys_perf_event_open: pid 13346  cpu -1  group_fd -1  flags 0x8
> cycles:u: 0: 322539 536424 536424
> cycles:u: 322539 536424 536424
> 
>  Performance counter stats for 'true':
> 
>            322,539      cycles:u                                                    
> 
>        0.001061349 seconds time elapsed
> 
> And for br_inst_exec.all_direct_near_call:
> 
> Strange:
> 
> [acme@...et linux]$ perf stat -vvv -e 'br_inst_exec.all_direct_near_call' true
> Using CPUID GenuineIntel-6-3D
> event syntax error: 'br_inst_exec.all_direct_near_call'
>                      \___ 'period' is not usable in 'perf stat'
> Run 'perf list' for a list of valid events
> 
>  Usage: perf stat [<options>] [<command>]
> 
>     -e, --event <event>   event selector. use 'perf list' to list available events
> [acme@...et linux]$ 
> [acme@...et linux]$ perf record -e 'br_inst_exec.all_direct_near_call' true
> [ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
> [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.020 MB perf.data ]
> [acme@...et linux]$ perf evlist -v
> br_inst_exec.all_direct_near_call:u: type: 4, size: 112, config: 0xd088, { sample_period, sample_freq }: 200003, sample_type: IP|TID|TIME|PERIOD, disabled: 1, inherit: 1, exclude_kernel: 1, mmap: 1, comm: 1, enable_on_exec: 1, task: 1, sample_id_all: 1, exclude_guest: 1, mmap2: 1, comm_exec: 1
> [acme@...et linux]$ 
> 
> I've put what I have on a tmp.perf/json branch, will run it thru my tests and
> continue tomorrow, when I'll try to investigate this problem with 'perf stat' and
> these events, unless someone does it while I'm asleep. :-)
> 
> - Arnaldo
>  
> > Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
> > Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
> > ---
> >  tools/perf/util/parse-events.c | 2 +-
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> > index 9abd60d..1abda10 100644
> > --- a/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> > +++ b/tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
> > @@ -1453,7 +1453,7 @@ comp_pmu(const void *p1, const void *p2)
> >  	struct perf_pmu_event_symbol *pmu1 = (struct perf_pmu_event_symbol *) p1;
> >  	struct perf_pmu_event_symbol *pmu2 = (struct perf_pmu_event_symbol *) p2;
> >  
> > -	return strcmp(pmu1->symbol, pmu2->symbol);
> > +	return strcasecmp(pmu1->symbol, pmu2->symbol);
> >  }
> >  
> >  static void perf_pmu__parse_cleanup(void)
> > -- 
> > 1.8.3.1

Powered by blists - more mailing lists