ARM: 6989/1: perf: do not start the PMU when no events are present
Will Deacon [Fri, 1 Jul 2011 13:38:12 +0000 (14:38 +0100)]
armpmu_enable can be called in situations where no events are present
(for example, from the event rotation tick after a profiled task has
exited). In this case, we currently start the PMU anyway which may
leave it active inevitably without any events being monitored.

This patch adds a simple check to the enabling code so that we avoid
starting the PMU when no events are present.

Cc: <stable@kernel.org>
Reported-by: Ashwin Chaugle <ashwinc@codeaurora.org>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk>

arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c

index d53c0ab..2b5b142 100644 (file)
@@ -583,7 +583,7 @@ static int armpmu_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
 static void armpmu_enable(struct pmu *pmu)
 {
        /* Enable all of the perf events on hardware. */
-       int idx;
+       int idx, enabled = 0;
        struct cpu_hw_events *cpuc = &__get_cpu_var(cpu_hw_events);
 
        if (!armpmu)
@@ -596,9 +596,11 @@ static void armpmu_enable(struct pmu *pmu)
                        continue;
 
                armpmu->enable(&event->hw, idx);
+               enabled = 1;
        }
 
-       armpmu->start();
+       if (enabled)
+               armpmu->start();
 }
 
 static void armpmu_disable(struct pmu *pmu)