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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1] perf test: Parse events workaround for dash/minus
Em Fri, Oct 28, 2022 at 10:55:14AM -0700, Ian Rogers escreveu:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 4:07 PM Ian Rogers <irogers@google.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 13, 2022 at 5:11 AM John Garry <john.garry@huawei.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On 13/10/2022 02:12, Ian Rogers wrote:
> > > > Skip an event configuration for event names with a dash/minus in them.
> > > > Events with a dash/minus in their name cause parsing issues as legacy
> > > > encoding of events would use a dash/minus as a separator. The parser
> > > > separates events with dashes into prefixes and suffixes and then
> > > > recombines them. Unfortunately if an event has part of its name that
> > > > matches a legacy token then the recombining fails. This is seen for
> > > > branch-brs where branch is a legacy token. branch-brs was introduced
> > > > to sysfs in:
> > > > https://lore.kernel.org/all/20220322221517.2510440-5-eranian@google.com/
> > > > The failure is shown below as well as the workaround to use a config
> > > > where the dash/minus isn't treated specially:
> > > >
> > > > ```
> > > > $ perf stat -e branch-brs true
> > > > event syntax error: 'branch-brs'
> > > > \___ parser error
> > > >
> > > > $ perf stat -e cpu/branch-brs/ true
> > > >
> > > > Performance counter stats for 'true':
> > > >
> > > > 46,179 cpu/branch-brs/
> > > > ```
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Ian Rogers <irogers@google.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > tools/perf/tests/parse-events.c | 13 +++++++++++++
> > > > 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/tools/perf/tests/parse-events.c b/tools/perf/tests/parse-events.c
> > > > index 459afdb256a1..3440dd2616b0 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/perf/tests/parse-events.c
> > > > +++ b/tools/perf/tests/parse-events.c
> > > > @@ -2237,6 +2237,19 @@ static int test__pmu_events(struct test_suite *test __maybe_unused, int subtest
> > > > pr_debug("Test PMU event failed for '%s'", name);
> > > > ret = combine_test_results(ret, test_ret);
> > > >
> > >
> > > Hi Ian,
> > >
> > > }
> > > > + /*
> > > > + * Names containing '-' are recognized as prefixes and suffixes
> > > > + * due to '-' being a legacy PMU separator. This fails when the
> > > > + * prefix or suffix collides with an existing legacy token. For
> > > > + * example, branch-brs has a prefix (branch) that collides with
> > > > + * a PE_NAME_CACHE_TYPE token causing a parse error as a suffix
> > > > + * isn't expected after this.
> > >
> > > OK, so you want to skip anything with '-'. Will we now miss out on
> > > events which contain a '-' but don't clash with an existing legacy token?
> >
> > Yes. The long term solution here is to ditch the current parse event
> > code and its legacy support. An idea is to create a simplified parser
> > as part of libperf2 (libperf but with a libbpf style license), use the
> > new parser for metrics and events. In the events case, if the new
> > parser fails then use the legacy parser and its weird handling of
> > dashes.
> >
> > > > As event names in the config
> > > > + * slashes are allowed a '-' in the name we check this works
> > > > + * above.
> > >
> > > Sorry, I can't follow what you mean here. Do you mean that
> > > "cpu/branch-brs/" works ok and we continue to test it?
> >
> > Yep, as shown in the commit message. The comment isn't great, it
> > should be worded something like:
> >
> > If an event name is in the config slashes, such as cpu/branch-brs/, a
> > '-' in the name works as the dash doesn't separate the parts of the
> > name. This continues to be tested above.
>
> Ping. It'd be nice to merge this as otherwise we have a perf test
> failure on AMD.

I added it for perf/core, i.e. 6.2.

Thanks,

- Arnaldo

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