perf_events, x86: Fix bug in hw_perf_enable()
Stephane Eranian [Mon, 1 Feb 2010 12:50:01 +0000 (14:50 +0200)]
We cannot assume that because hwc->idx == assign[i], we can avoid
reprogramming the counter in hw_perf_enable().

The event may have been scheduled out and another event may have been
programmed into this counter. Thus, we need a more robust way of
verifying if the counter still contains config/data related to an event.

This patch adds a generation number to each counter on each cpu. Using
this mechanism we can verify reliabilty whether the content of a counter
corresponds to an event.

Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
LKML-Reference: <4b66dc67.0b38560a.1635.ffffae18@mx.google.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
include/linux/perf_event.h

index 96cfc1a..a920f17 100644 (file)
@@ -90,6 +90,7 @@ struct cpu_hw_events {
        int                     n_events;
        int                     n_added;
        int                     assign[X86_PMC_IDX_MAX]; /* event to counter assignment */
+       u64                     tags[X86_PMC_IDX_MAX];
        struct perf_event       *event_list[X86_PMC_IDX_MAX]; /* in enabled order */
 };
 
@@ -1142,6 +1143,8 @@ static int __hw_perf_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
        hwc->config = ARCH_PERFMON_EVENTSEL_INT;
 
        hwc->idx = -1;
+       hwc->last_cpu = -1;
+       hwc->last_tag = ~0ULL;
 
        /*
         * Count user and OS events unless requested not to.
@@ -1457,11 +1460,14 @@ static int collect_events(struct cpu_hw_events *cpuc, struct perf_event *leader,
        return n;
 }
 
-
 static inline void x86_assign_hw_event(struct perf_event *event,
-                               struct hw_perf_event *hwc, int idx)
+                               struct cpu_hw_events *cpuc, int i)
 {
-       hwc->idx = idx;
+       struct hw_perf_event *hwc = &event->hw;
+
+       hwc->idx = cpuc->assign[i];
+       hwc->last_cpu = smp_processor_id();
+       hwc->last_tag = ++cpuc->tags[i];
 
        if (hwc->idx == X86_PMC_IDX_FIXED_BTS) {
                hwc->config_base = 0;
@@ -1480,6 +1486,15 @@ static inline void x86_assign_hw_event(struct perf_event *event,
        }
 }
 
+static inline int match_prev_assignment(struct hw_perf_event *hwc,
+                                       struct cpu_hw_events *cpuc,
+                                       int i)
+{
+       return hwc->idx == cpuc->assign[i] &&
+               hwc->last_cpu == smp_processor_id() &&
+               hwc->last_tag == cpuc->tags[i];
+}
+
 static void __x86_pmu_disable(struct perf_event *event, struct cpu_hw_events *cpuc);
 
 void hw_perf_enable(void)
@@ -1508,7 +1523,14 @@ void hw_perf_enable(void)
                        event = cpuc->event_list[i];
                        hwc = &event->hw;
 
-                       if (hwc->idx == -1 || hwc->idx == cpuc->assign[i])
+                       /*
+                        * we can avoid reprogramming counter if:
+                        * - assigned same counter as last time
+                        * - running on same CPU as last time
+                        * - no other event has used the counter since
+                        */
+                       if (hwc->idx == -1 ||
+                           match_prev_assignment(hwc, cpuc, i))
                                continue;
 
                        __x86_pmu_disable(event, cpuc);
@@ -1522,12 +1544,12 @@ void hw_perf_enable(void)
                        hwc = &event->hw;
 
                        if (hwc->idx == -1) {
-                               x86_assign_hw_event(event, hwc, cpuc->assign[i]);
+                               x86_assign_hw_event(event, cpuc, i);
                                x86_perf_event_set_period(event, hwc, hwc->idx);
                        }
                        /*
                         * need to mark as active because x86_pmu_disable()
-                        * clear active_mask and eventsp[] yet it preserves
+                        * clear active_mask and events[] yet it preserves
                         * idx
                         */
                        set_bit(hwc->idx, cpuc->active_mask);
index 556b0f4..071a7db 100644 (file)
@@ -478,9 +478,11 @@ struct hw_perf_event {
        union {
                struct { /* hardware */
                        u64             config;
+                       u64             last_tag;
                        unsigned long   config_base;
                        unsigned long   event_base;
                        int             idx;
+                       int             last_cpu;
                };
                struct { /* software */
                        s64             remaining;