[RFC PATCH v3 0/9] CoreSight complex config support; ETM strobing
mike.leach at linaro.org
Thu Dec 24 14:20:57 EST 2020
Thanks for the review as ever. Sorry its taken me a bit of time to
respond, but there has been a bit of reworking to do.
I certainly agree with the _desc / _csdev convention, and the follow
up set should address that.
The locking is also reconfigured as mentioned - so that it is simpler.
The general rules have been tightened. I was trying to allow features
to be enabled independently of configurations when driving the system
from configfs / sysfs rather than perf. But in the end there is little
value in that approach.
As mentioned I have been working on follow up patches - which should
be able to be split into smaller changesets. One is the dynamic
loading of configurations, which will be either by loadable module, or
configfs. The latter will allow the user to mkdir in the configs
directory, and then load a binary blob via a "load" file. I do not
believe that it is practicable to define an entire set of features
with registers and configs via configfs - given that it is relatively
inflexible in terms of adding files dynamically from a kernel
That said, it may be possible later to add in a way to defne a
configuration via configfs using previously defined named features
On Thu, 26 Nov 2020 at 18:52, Mathieu Poirier
<mathieu.poirier at linaro.org> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 05:56:46PM +0000, Mike Leach wrote:
> > This patchset introduces initial concepts in CoreSight complex system
> > configuration support.
> > Configurations consist of 2 elements:-
> > 1) Features - programming combinations for devices, applied to a class of
> > device on the system (all ETMv4), or individual devices.
> > 2) Configurations - a set of programmed features used when the named
> > configuration is selected.
> > Features and configurations are declared as a data table, a set of register,
> > resource and parameter requirements. Features and configurations are loaded
> > into the system by the virtual cs_syscfg device. This then matches features
> > to any registered devices and loads the feature into them.
> > Individual device classes that support feature and configuration register
> > with cs_syscfg.
> > Once loaded a configuration can be enabled for a specific trace run.
> > Configurations are registered with the perf cs_etm event as entries in
> > cs_etm/cs_config. These can be selected on the perf command line as follows:-
> > perf record -e cs_etm/<config_name>/ ...
> > This patch set has one pre-loaded configuration and feature.
> > A named "strobing" feature is provided for ETMv4.
> > A named "autofdo" configuration is provided. This configuration enables
> > strobing on any ETM in used.
> > Thus the command:
> > perf record -e cs_etm/autofdo/ ...
> > will trace the supplied application while enabling the "autofdo" configuation
> > on each ETM as it is enabled by perf. This in turn will enable strobing for
> > the ETM - with default parameters. Parameters can be adjusted using configfs.
> > The sink used in the trace run will be automatically selected.
> > A configuation can supply up to 15 of preset parameter values, which will
> > subsitute in parameter values for any feature used in the configuration.
> > Selection of preset values as follows
> > perf record -e cs_etm/autofdo,preset=1/ ...
> > (valid presets 1-N, where N is the number supplied in the configuration, not
> > exceeding 15. preset=0 is the same as not selecting a preset.)
> > Applies to coresight/next (5.10-rc1 base)
> I am done reviewing this third revision. I commented on a fair amount of things
> but that isn't unusual with this much code, especially when it is new code that
> doesn't have a precedent.
> As I stated before I think the general architecture of the feature is sound. The
> concepts of XYZ_desc and XYZ_csdev have now sunk in and I quite like it. It
> will be really good when the naming convention is straighten out.
> I spent a long time thinking about creating configuration and features on the fly from
> configfs. It is definitely not something that needs to be part of this set, nor
> have to be implemented any time soon, but is this something that is on your
> Lastly the "RFC" should be dropped for the fourth iteration, we are way passed
> that point now.
> > Changes since v2:
> > 1) Added documentation file.
> > 2) Altered cs_syscfg driver to no longer be coresight_device based, and moved
> > to its own custom bus to remove it from the main coresight bus. (Mathieu)
> > 3) Added configfs support to inspect and control loaded configurations and
> > features. Allows listing of preset values (Yabin Cui)
> > 4) Dropped sysfs support for adjusting feature parameters on the per device basis,
> > in favour of a single point adjustment in configfs that is pushed to all device
> > instances.
> > 5) Altered how the config and preset command line options are handled in perf and
> > the drivers. (Mathieu and Suzuki).
> > 6) Fixes for various issues and technical points (Mathieu, Yabin)
> > Changes since v1:
> > 1) Moved preloaded configurations and features out of individual drivers.
> > 2) Added cs_syscfg driver to manage configurations and features. Individual
> > drivers register with cs_syscfg indicating support for config, and provide
> > matching information that the system uses to load features into the drivers.
> > This allows individual drivers to be updated on an as needed basis - and
> > removes the need to consider devices that cannot benefit from configuration -
> > static replicators, funnels, tpiu.
> > 3) Added perf selection of configuarations.
> > 4) Rebased onto the coresight module loading set.
> > To follow in future revisions / sets:-
> > a) load of additional config and features by loadable module.
> > b) load of additional config and features by configfs
> > c) enhanced resource management for ETMv4 and checking features have sufficient
> > resources to be enabled.
> > d) ECT and CTI support for configuration and features.
> > Mike Leach (9):
> > coresight: syscfg: Initial coresight system configuration
> > coresight: syscfg: Add registration and feature loading for cs devices
> > coresight: config: Add configuration and feature generic functions
> > coresight: etm-perf: update to handle configuration selection
> > coresight: etm4x: Add complex configuration handlers to etmv4
> > coresight: config: Add preloaded configurations
> > coresight: syscfg: Add initial configfs support.
> > coresight: syscfg: Allow update of feature params from configfs
> > coresight: docs: Add documentation for CoreSight config.
> > .../trace/coresight/coresight-config.rst | 230 ++++++
> > Documentation/trace/coresight/coresight.rst | 16 +
> > drivers/hwtracing/coresight/Makefile | 6 +-
> > .../coresight/coresight-cfg-preload.c | 160 +++++
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-config.c | 392 +++++++++++
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-config.h | 311 +++++++++
> > drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-core.c | 18 +-
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-etm-perf.c | 166 ++++-
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-etm-perf.h | 10 +-
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-etm4x-cfg.c | 181 +++++
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-etm4x-cfg.h | 29 +
> > .../coresight/coresight-etm4x-core.c | 36 +-
> > .../coresight/coresight-etm4x-sysfs.c | 3 +
> > .../coresight/coresight-syscfg-configfs.c | 421 +++++++++++
> > .../coresight/coresight-syscfg-configfs.h | 47 ++
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-syscfg.c | 656 ++++++++++++++++++
> > .../hwtracing/coresight/coresight-syscfg.h | 83 +++
> > include/linux/coresight.h | 7 +
> > 18 files changed, 2743 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/trace/coresight/coresight-config.rst
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-cfg-preload.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-config.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-config.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-etm4x-cfg.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-etm4x-cfg.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-syscfg-configfs.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-syscfg-configfs.h
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-syscfg.c
> > create mode 100644 drivers/hwtracing/coresight/coresight-syscfg.h
> > --
> > 2.17.1
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