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Date:   Sat, 4 Jul 2020 08:31:50 +0800
From:   "Jin, Yao" <yao.jin@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>
Cc:     acme@...nel.org, jolsa@...nel.org, peterz@...radead.org,
        mingo@...hat.com, alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com,
        Linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, ak@...ux.intel.com,
        kan.liang@...el.com, yao.jin@...el.com, irogers@...gle.com,
        Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] perf evsel: Don't set sample_regs_intr/sample_regs_user
 for dummy event

Hi Jiri,

On 7/3/2020 7:00 PM, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 03, 2020 at 08:42:15AM +0800, Jin Yao wrote:
>> Since commit 0a892c1c9472 ("perf record: Add dummy event during system wide synthesis"),
>> a dummy event is added to capture mmaps.
>>
>> But if we run perf-record as,
>>
>>   # perf record -e cycles:p -IXMM0 -a -- sleep 1
>>   Error:
>>   dummy:HG: PMU Hardware doesn't support sampling/overflow-interrupts. Try 'perf stat'
>>
>> The issue is, if we enable the extended regs (-IXMM0), but the
>> pmu->capabilities is not set with PERF_PMU_CAP_EXTENDED_REGS, the kernel
>> will return -EOPNOTSUPP error.
>>
>> See following code pieces.
>>
>> /* in kernel/events/core.c */
>> static int perf_try_init_event(struct pmu *pmu, struct perf_event *event)
>>
>> {
>> 	....
>> 	if (!(pmu->capabilities & PERF_PMU_CAP_EXTENDED_REGS) &&
>> 	    has_extended_regs(event))
>> 		ret = -EOPNOTSUPP;
>> 	....
>> }
>>
>> For software dummy event, the PMU should be not set with
>> PERF_PMU_CAP_EXTENDED_REGS. But unfortunately in current code, the dummy
>> event has possibility to be set with PERF_REG_EXTENDED_MASK bit.
>>
>> In evsel__config, /* tools/perf/util/evsel.c */
>>
>> if (opts->sample_intr_regs) {
>> 	attr->sample_regs_intr = opts->sample_intr_regs;
>> }
>>
>> If we use -IXMM0, the attr>sample_regs_intr will be set with
>> PERF_REG_EXTENDED_MASK bit.
>>
>> It doesn't make sense to set attr->sample_regs_intr for a
>> software dummy event.
>>
>> This patch adds dummy event checking before setting
>> attr->sample_regs_intr.
>>
>> After:
>>    # ./perf record -e cycles:p -IXMM0 -a -- sleep 1
>>    [ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
>>    [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.413 MB perf.data (45 samples) ]
> 
> LGTM, Adrian (cc-ed) just added another check to the same place,
> but it looks like both of them should be there:
> 
>    https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200630133935.11150-2-adrian.hunter@intel.com/
> 
> jirka
> 

Thanks Jiri! Yes, it looks like both of checks should be added here.

So do I post v2 (just rebase) once Adrian's patch gets merged?

Thanks
Jin Yao

>>
>> Fixes: 0a892c1c9472 ("perf record: Add dummy event during system wide synthesis")
>> Signed-off-by: Jin Yao <yao.jin@...ux.intel.com>
>> ---
>>   tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 4 ++--
>>   1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
>> index 96e5171dce41..df3315543e86 100644
>> --- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
>> +++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
>> @@ -1020,12 +1020,12 @@ void evsel__config(struct evsel *evsel, struct record_opts *opts,
>>   	if (callchain && callchain->enabled && !evsel->no_aux_samples)
>>   		evsel__config_callchain(evsel, opts, callchain);
>>   
>> -	if (opts->sample_intr_regs) {
>> +	if (opts->sample_intr_regs && !is_dummy_event(evsel)) {
>>   		attr->sample_regs_intr = opts->sample_intr_regs;
>>   		evsel__set_sample_bit(evsel, REGS_INTR);
>>   	}
>>   
>> -	if (opts->sample_user_regs) {
>> +	if (opts->sample_user_regs && !is_dummy_event(evsel)) {
>>   		attr->sample_regs_user |= opts->sample_user_regs;
>>   		evsel__set_sample_bit(evsel, REGS_USER);
>>   	}
>> -- 
>> 2.17.1
>>
> 

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