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authorCyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>2010-07-05 10:09:29 +0800
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2010-07-05 08:34:36 +0200
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perf, x86: P4 PMU -- redesign cache events
To support cache events we have reserved the low 6 bits in hw_perf_event::config (which is a part of CCCR register configuration actually). These bits represent Replay Event mertic enumerated in enum P4_PEBS_METRIC. The caller should not care about which exact bits should be set and how -- the caller just chooses one P4_PEBS_METRIC entity and puts it into the config. The kernel will track it and set appropriate additional MSR registers (metrics) when needed. The reason for this redesign was the PEBS enable bit, which should not be set until DS (and PEBS sampling) support will be implemented properly. TODO ==== - PEBS sampling (note it's tricky and works with _one_ counter only so for HT machines it will be not that easy to handle both threads) - tracking of PEBS registers state, a user might need to turn PEBS off completely (ie no PEBS enable, no UOP_tag) but some other event may need it, such events clashes and should not run simultaneously, at moment we just don't support such events - eventually export user space bits in separate header which will allow user apps to configure raw events more conveniently. Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org> Signed-off-by: Lin Ming <ming.m.lin@intel.com> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> LKML-Reference: <1278295769.9540.15.camel@minggr.sh.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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