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From: Song Liu <songliubraving@fb.com>
To: "Liang, Kan" <kan.liang@intel.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Like Xu <like.xu.linux@gmail.com>, bpf <bpf@vger.kernel.org>,
	Networking <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	Kernel Team <Kernel-team@fb.com>,
	Andrii Nakryiko <andrii@kernel.org>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	"like.xu@linux.intel.com" <like.xu@linux.intel.com>,
	"Andi Kleen" <andi@firstfloor.org>
Subject: Re: bpf_get_branch_snapshot on qemu-kvm
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 20:05:05 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <0676194C-3ADF-4FF9-8655-2B15D54E72BE@fb.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <SJ0PR11MB4814BBE6651FB9F8F05868FBE8A99@SJ0PR11MB4814.namprd11.prod.outlook.com>

Hi Kan,

> On Sep 29, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Liang, Kan <kan.liang@intel.com> wrote:
> 
>>>> - get confirmation that clearing GLOBAL_CTRL is suffient to supress
>>>>  PEBS, in which case we can simply remove the PEBS_ENABLE clear.
>>> 
>>> How should we confirm this? Can we run some tests for this? Or do we
>>> need hardware experts' input for this?
>> 
>> I'll put it on the list to ask the hardware people when I talk to them next. But
>> maybe Kan or Andi know without asking.
> 
> If the GLOBAL_CTRL is explicitly disabled, the counters do not count anymore.
> It doesn't matter if PEBS is enabled or not. 
> 
> See 6c1c07b33eb0 ("perf/x86/intel: Avoid unnecessary PEBS_ENABLE MSR
> access in PMI "). We optimized the PMU handler base on it.

Thanks for these information!

IIUC, all we need is the following on top of bpf-next/master:

diff --git i/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c w/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
index 1248fc1937f82..d0d357e7d6f21 100644
--- i/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
+++ w/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
@@ -2209,7 +2209,6 @@ intel_pmu_snapshot_branch_stack(struct perf_branch_entry *entries, unsigned int
        /* must not have branches... */
        local_irq_save(flags);
        __intel_pmu_disable_all(false); /* we don't care about BTS */
-       __intel_pmu_pebs_disable_all();
        __intel_pmu_lbr_disable();
        /*            ... until here */
        return __intel_pmu_snapshot_branch_stack(entries, cnt, flags);
@@ -2223,7 +2222,6 @@ intel_pmu_snapshot_arch_branch_stack(struct perf_branch_entry *entries, unsigned
        /* must not have branches... */
        local_irq_save(flags);
        __intel_pmu_disable_all(false); /* we don't care about BTS */
-       __intel_pmu_pebs_disable_all();
        __intel_pmu_arch_lbr_disable();
        /*            ... until here */
        return __intel_pmu_snapshot_branch_stack(entries, cnt, flags);


In the test, this does eliminate the warning. 

Thanks,
Song

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-29 20:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-29  0:04 Song Liu
2021-09-29  7:35 ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-29 12:05   ` Like Xu
2021-09-29 12:26     ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-29 14:42       ` Song Liu
2021-09-29 15:59         ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-09-29 16:35           ` Liang, Kan
2021-09-29 20:05             ` Song Liu [this message]
2021-10-08  3:34               ` Like Xu
2021-10-08  5:46                 ` Song Liu
2021-10-08  6:36                   ` Like Xu
2021-10-08 17:08                     ` Song Liu
2021-10-09  9:03                       ` Like Xu
2021-10-26  7:09                         ` Song Liu
2021-10-28  3:09                           ` Like Xu
2021-10-29 18:09                             ` Song Liu
2021-09-29 23:20           ` Andi Kleen
2021-09-29 14:39     ` Song Liu

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