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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 07/11] drivers: perf: hisi: Add support for Hisilicon SoC event counters
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On Thursday 30 March 2017 04:16 PM, Mark Rutland wrote:
>>>>> + /*
>>>>> > >>>+ * We must NOT create groups containing mixed PMUs, although
>>>>> > >>>+ * software events are acceptable
>>>>> > >>>+ */
>>>>> > >>>+ if (event->group_leader->pmu != event->pmu &&
>>>>> > >>>+ !is_software_event(event->group_leader))
>>>>> > >>>+ return -EINVAL;
>>>>> > >>>+
>>>>> > >>>+ list_for_each_entry(sibling, &event->group_leader->sibling_list,
>>>>> > >>>+ group_entry)
>>>>> > >>>+ if (sibling->pmu != event->pmu && !is_software_event(sibling))
>>>>> > >>>+ return -EINVAL;
>>> > >Please also check the number of counters.
>> >
>> >Sorry, I could not follow this comment correctly. Could you please explain ?
>> >I check the available counters and update used mask in pmu_add -->
>> >get_event_index
> What I meant was that here we should ensure that a group does not
> contain more events than can fit into counters.
>
> For example, if the HW had two counters, we should reject any group with
> more than two events. Such groups can never be scheduled, and make no
> sense.

I have referred drivers/bus/arm-cci.c and could find validate_group and
validate_event functions,
which create a fake_pmu to check the available counters for the events
in the group.
Is that the same way which is expected here? Please comment.

Thanks,
Anurup

> Thanks,
> Mark.

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