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Date:   Thu, 4 Oct 2018 13:22:07 +0100
From:   Will Deacon <>
To:     Ganapatrao Kulkarni <>
Cc:     Ganapatrao Kulkarni <>,
        LKML <>,,
        Mark Rutland <>,,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,
        "Nair, Jayachandran" <>,
        Robert Richter <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] arm_pmu: Delete incorrect cache event mapping for some
 armv8_pmuv3 events.

Hi Ganapat,

On Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 11:12:09AM +0530, Ganapatrao Kulkarni wrote:
> can you please pull this patch?

I still don't like the idea of just removing events like this, especially
when other architectures (including some x86 and Power CPUs afaict) playa
similar games for generic events, and these events do actually appear in
user code.

I also don't understand why you remove the TLB events. I think that logic
would imply we should remove all of the events, because we can't distinguish
prefetches from reads either. If we want to be consistent, then I think
we should just remove the OP_WRITE events for L1D and BPU -- would you be
ok with that instead?

Also, looking at the code, I think our PMCEID parsing is broken for 8.1
parts, where the upper 32 bits of the register are offset by 0x4000 in the
event numbering space.


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