From: Peter Zijlstra <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Jiri Olsa <email@example.com> Cc: lkml <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ingo Molnar <email@example.com>, Andi Kleen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alexander Shishkin <email@example.com>, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Vince Weaver <email@example.com>, Stephane Eranian <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] perf/x86: Fix period for non sampling events Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:09:46 +0100 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20170103150946.GX3107@twins.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 02:31:04PM +0100, Jiri Olsa wrote: > When in counting mode we setup the counter with the > longest possible period and read the value with read > syscall. > > We also still setup the PMI to be triggered when such > counter overflow to reconfigure it. > > We also get PEBS interrupt if such counter has precise_ip > set (which makes no sense, but it's possible). > > Having such counter with: > - counting mode > - precise_ip set > > I watched my server to get stuck serving PEBS interrupt > again and again because of following (AFAICS): > > - PEBS interrupt is triggered before PMI Slightly confused, the PEBS interrupt _is_ the PMI. And how can we get an interrupt before the counter overflows? > - when PEBS handling path reconfigured counter it > had remaining value of -256 You're talking about the actual counter value, right, not @left? > - the x86_perf_event_set_period does not consider this > as an extreme value, so it's configured back as the > new counter value Right, a counter value of -256 would result in @left being 256 which is positive and not too large, so we 'retain' the value. > - this makes the PEBS interrupt to be triggered right > away again So I'm curious how this is even possible. The normal described way of things is: - we program the counter with a negative value - each 'event' does a counter increment - if we 'overflow' (turn positive) we start to arm the PEBS assist - once the assist is armed, the next 'event' triggers a PEBS record. - if the amount of PEBS records exceeds the DS threshold, we set bit 62 in GLOBAL_STATUS and raise the PMI. At which point the actual counter value should be at the very least 1 (for having counted the event that triggers the PEBS assist into creating the record). Did your kernel include commit: daa864b8f8e3 ("perf/x86/pebs: Fix handling of PEBS buffer overflows") ?
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2017-01-03 15:12 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2016-12-28 13:31 [PATCH 0/4] perf: Fuzzer fixes Jiri Olsa 2016-12-28 13:31 ` [PATCH 1/4] perf/x86/intel: Account interrupts for PEBS errors Jiri Olsa 2017-01-14 12:29 ` [tip:perf/urgent] " tip-bot for Jiri Olsa 2016-12-28 13:31 ` [PATCH 2/4] perf/x86: Fix period for non sampling events Jiri Olsa 2017-01-03 9:40 ` Peter Zijlstra 2017-01-03 14:24 ` [PATCH] perf/x86: Reject non sampling events with precise_ip Jiri Olsa 2017-01-03 22:06 ` Vince Weaver 2017-01-14 12:29 ` [tip:perf/urgent] " tip-bot for Jiri Olsa 2017-01-03 15:09 ` Peter Zijlstra [this message] 2017-01-03 15:26 ` [PATCH 2/4] perf/x86: Fix period for non sampling events Jiri Olsa 2016-12-28 13:31 ` [PATCH 3/4] perf: Add perf_event_overflow_throttle function Jiri Olsa 2016-12-28 13:31 ` [PATCH 4/4] perf/x86/intel: Throttle PEBS events only from pmi Jiri Olsa 2017-01-03 13:45 ` Peter Zijlstra 2017-01-24 16:41 ` Peter Zijlstra 2017-01-25 13:02 ` Jiri Olsa 2017-01-25 13:02 ` Jiri Olsa
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