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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf stat: Add support for s390 transaction counters
On 03/14/2018 02:18 PM, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 09:34:48AM +0100, Thomas-Mich Richter escreveu:
>> On 03/13/2018 04:23 AM, Andi Kleen wrote:
>>> Thomas Richter <> writes:
>>>> Right now there is only hard coded support for x86.
>>> That's not true. There is support for generic transaction events in perf.
>>> As far as I can tell your events would map 1:1 to the generic tx-* events.
>> I might be wrong, but when I look at function add_default_attributes()
>> in file buildin-stat.c the string variables transaction_attrs
>> and transaction_limited_attrs are used when flag T is specified on command line:
>> /* Default events used for perf stat -T */
>> static const char *transaction_attrs = {
>> "task-clock,"
>> "{"
>> "instructions,"
>> "cycles,"
>> "cpu/cycles-t/,"
>> "cpu/tx-start/,"
>> "cpu/el-start/,"
>> "cpu/cycles-ct/"
>> "}"
>> };
>> These PMU events show up on my x86 notebook but no on the s390.
>> That's why I came to this conclusion. I have not tried other architectures.
> So, I think Andi is saying that the s/390 kernel should map the generic
> transaction events (cpu/cycles-t/, cpu/tx-start/, etc) to the events you
> want to make 'perf stat -T' use, that way 'perf stat' doesn't have to be
> changed, it will continue asking for the generic transaction event names
> and then the kernel does the translation.
> Just like we map "cycles" to different underlying events in different
> architectures, right?
> - Arnaldo

S390 has no support for Elision and uses transaction begin/end/abort
instructions. The CPU measurement counter facility provides counters for
transaction end and transaction abort.

This means s390 counter facility device driver in arch/s390/kernel/perf_cpum_cf.c
could support the tx_abort and tx_commit symbolic counter names.

I have used this table (taken from arch/x86/events/intel/core.c) as giudeline:
/* Haswell special events */
EVENT_ATTR_STR(tx-start, tx_start, "event=0xc9,umask=0x1");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(tx-commit, tx_commit, "event=0xc9,umask=0x2");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(tx-abort, tx_abort, "event=0xc9,umask=0x4");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(tx-capacity, tx_capacity, "event=0x54,umask=0x2");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(tx-conflict, tx_conflict, "event=0x54,umask=0x1");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(el-start, el_start, "event=0xc8,umask=0x1");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(el-commit, el_commit, "event=0xc8,umask=0x2");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(el-abort, el_abort, "event=0xc8,umask=0x4");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(el-capacity, el_capacity, "event=0x54,umask=0x2");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(el-conflict, el_conflict, "event=0x54,umask=0x1");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(cycles-t, cycles_t, "event=0x3c,in_tx=1");
EVENT_ATTR_STR(cycles-ct, cycles_ct, "event=0x3c,in_tx=1,in_tx_cp=1");

So s390 can only support tx_commit and tx-abort symbolic names.
None of them show up in the transactions_attrs and transaction_limited_attrs
string variables used in builtin-stat.c file.

That is the reason why I introduced the patch set v2.
Thomas Richter, Dept 3303, IBM LTC Boeblingen Germany
Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrats: Martina Koederitz
Geschäftsführung: Dirk Wittkopp
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