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Date:   Wed, 26 Aug 2020 21:06:40 -0500
From:   "Paul A. Clarke" <pc@...ibm.com>
To:     Ian Rogers <irogers@...gle.com>
Cc:     kajoljain <kjain@...ux.ibm.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-perf-users <linux-perf-users@...r.kernel.org>,
        Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>, maddy@...ux.ibm.com,
        Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] perf stat: update POWER9 metrics to utilize other metrics

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 09:26:40AM -0700, Ian Rogers wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 5:43 AM Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
> <acme@...nel.org> wrote:
> > Em Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 11:20:42AM +0530, kajoljain escreveu:
> > > On 8/14/20 9:13 AM, Ian Rogers wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 3:21 PM Paul A. Clarke <pc@...ibm.com> wrote:
> > > >> These changes take advantage of the new capability added in
> > > >> merge commit 00e4db51259a5f936fec1424b884f029479d3981
> > > >> "Allow using computed metrics in calculating other metrics".
> > > >>
> > > >> The net is a simplification of the expressions for a handful
> > > >> of metrics, but no functional change.
> > > >>
> > > >> Signed-off-by: Paul A. Clarke <pc@...ibm.com>
> > >
> > >   The patch looks good to me.
> > >
> > > Reviewed-by: Kajol Jain<kjain@...ux.ibm.com>
> >
> > Thanks, applied. Added Ian's Acked-by as well.
> 
> I've synced perf and testing on a remote machine (not easy for me to
> log into) I see failures in perf test "10.3: Parsing of PMU event
> table metrics" like:
> ...
> parsing metric: dfu_stall_cpi - dflong_stall_cpi
> Parse event failed metric 'dfu_other_stall_cpi' id 'dflong_stall_cpi'
> expr 'dfu_stall_cpi - dflong_stall_cpi'
> Error string 'parser error' help '(null)'
> Parse event failed metric 'dfu_other_stall_cpi' id 'dfu_stall_cpi'
> expr 'dfu_stall_cpi - dflong_stall_cpi'
> Error string 'parser error' help '(null)'
> ...
> 
> This may be that the test doesn't handle the metric in terms of metric
> addition and so I'll look for a fix. I thought I'd send a heads up in
> case you had already seen/addressed this. Is perf test on PowerPC
> clean for you at the moment?

I see these errors as well (on 5.9-rc2).  Each error seems to be for the
newer metrics that take advantage of the newer functionality, including
the metrics I changed recently, and Kajol's 24x7 and nest metrics.

Thanks for the heads up!  I confess I had not seen the errors only because
I wasn't looking.  :-/

PC

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