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From: Ionela Voinescu <ionela.voinescu@arm.com>
To: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
Cc: catalin.marinas@arm.com, will@kernel.org, mark.rutland@arm.com,
	maz@kernel.org, suzuki.poulose@arm.com, sudeep.holla@arm.com,
	dietmar.eggemann@arm.com, peterz@infradead.org, mingo@redhat.com,
	ggherdovich@suse.cz, vincent.guittot@linaro.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/6] arm64: add support for the AMU extension v1
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:00:07 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200128110007.GA17411@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <00d852b0-d456-efc3-5bfa-31524168344b@arm.com>

Hi Valentin,

On Friday 24 Jan 2020 at 12:00:25 (+0000), Valentin Schneider wrote:
> On 23/01/2020 18:32, Ionela Voinescu wrote:
> [...]
> > and later we can use information in
> > AMCGCR_EL0 to get the number of architected counters (n) and
> > AMEVTYPER0<n>_EL0 to find out the type. The same logic would apply to
> > the auxiliary counters.
> > 
> 
> Good, I think that's all we'll really need. I've not gone through the whole
> series (yet!) so I might've missed AMCGCR being used.
>

No, it's not used later in the patches either, specifically because
this is version 1 and we should be able to rely on these first 4
architected counters for all future versions of the AMU implementation.

> >>> @@ -1150,6 +1152,59 @@ static bool has_hw_dbm(const struct arm64_cpu_capabilities *cap,
> >>>  
> >>>  #endif
> >>>  
> >>> +#ifdef CONFIG_ARM64_AMU_EXTN
> >>> +
> >>> +/*
> >>> + * This per cpu variable only signals that the CPU implementation supports
> >>> + * the Activity Monitors Unit (AMU) but does not provide information
> >>> + * regarding all the events that it supports.
> >>> + * When this amu_feat per CPU variable is true, the user of this feature
> >>> + * can only rely on the presence of the 4 fixed counters. But this does
> >>> + * not guarantee that the counters are enabled or access to these counters
> >>> + * is provided by code executed at higher exception levels.
> >>> + *
> >>> + * Also, to ensure the safe use of this per_cpu variable, the following
> >>> + * accessor is defined to allow a read of amu_feat for the current cpu only
> >>> + * from the current cpu.
> >>> + *  - cpu_has_amu_feat()
> >>> + */
> >>> +static DEFINE_PER_CPU_READ_MOSTLY(u8, amu_feat);
> >>> +
> >>
> >> Why not bool?
> >>
> > 
> > I've changed it from bool after a sparse warning about expression using
> > sizeof(bool) and found this is due to sizeof(bool) being compiler
> > dependent. It does not change anything but I thought it might be a good
> > idea to define it as 8-bit unsigned and rely on fixed size.
> > 
> 
> I believe conveying the intent (a truth value) is more important than the
> underlying storage size in this case. It mostly matters when dealing with
> aggregates, but here it's just a free-standing variable.
> 
> We already have a few per-CPU boolean variables in arm64/kernel/fpsimd.c
> and the commits aren't even a year old, so I'd go for ignoring sparse this
> time around.
>

Will do!

Thanks,
Ionela.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-01-28 11:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 40+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-18 18:26 [PATCH v2 0/6] arm64: ARMv8.4 Activity Monitors support Ionela Voinescu
2019-12-18 18:26 ` [PATCH v2 1/6] arm64: add support for the AMU extension v1 Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-23 17:04   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-23 18:32     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-24 12:00       ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-28 11:00         ` Ionela Voinescu [this message]
2020-01-28 16:34   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-01-29 16:42     ` Ionela Voinescu
2019-12-18 18:26 ` [PATCH v2 2/6] arm64: trap to EL1 accesses to AMU counters from EL0 Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-23 17:04   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-23 17:34     ` Ionela Voinescu
2019-12-18 18:26 ` [PATCH v2 3/6] arm64/kvm: disable access to AMU registers from kvm guests Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-27 15:33   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-28 15:48     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-28 17:26     ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-01-28 17:37       ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-28 17:52         ` Ionela Voinescu
2019-12-18 18:26 ` [PATCH v2 4/6] Documentation: arm64: document support for the AMU extension Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-27 16:47   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-28 16:53     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-28 18:36       ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-30 15:04   ` Suzuki Kuruppassery Poulose
2020-01-30 16:45     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-30 18:26       ` Suzuki K Poulose
2020-01-31  9:54         ` Ionela Voinescu
2019-12-18 18:26 ` [PATCH v2 5/6] TEMP: sched: add interface for counter-based frequency invariance Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-29 19:37   ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-01-30 15:33     ` Ionela Voinescu
2019-12-18 18:26 ` [PATCH v2 6/6] arm64: use activity monitors for " Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-23 11:49   ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-23 17:07     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-24  1:19       ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-24 13:12         ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-24 15:17           ` Lukasz Luba
2020-01-28 17:36             ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-29 17:13   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-29 17:52     ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-29 23:39     ` Valentin Schneider
2020-01-30 15:49       ` Ionela Voinescu
2020-01-30 16:11         ` Valentin Schneider

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