[PATCH v4 05/12] arm-cci: PMU: Add support for transactions

Peter Zijlstra peterz at infradead.org
Thu Dec 17 10:42:55 PST 2015

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 05:49:12PM +0000, Suzuki K. Poulose wrote:
> This patch adds the transaction hooks for CCI PMU, which can be
> later exploited to amortise the cost of writing the counters for
> CCI-500 PMU.
> We keep track of only the 'ADD' transactions. While we are in a
> transaction, we keep track of the indices allocated for the events
> and delay the following operations until the transaction is committed.
>  1) Programming the event on the counter
>  2) Enabling the counter
>  3) Setting the period for the event.

So that's not really what the txn interface is for, its meant to
amortize event scheduling.

The above doesn't look like it has a failure case, in which case you can
achieve the same simpler, using pmu::pmu_{dis,en}able().

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