[PATCH v3 0/3] arm64: perf: Add support for ARMv8.5-PMU 64-bit counters

Andrew Murray andrew.murray at arm.com
Thu Jan 2 04:39:02 PST 2020

At present ARMv8 event counters are limited to 32-bits, though by
using the CHAIN event it's possible to combine adjacent counters to
achieve 64-bits. The perf config1:0 bit can be set to use such a

With the introduction of ARMv8.5-PMU support, all event counters can
now be used as 64-bit counters. Let's add support for 64-bit event

As KVM doesn't yet support 64-bit event counters, we also trap
and emulate the Debug Feature Registers to limit the PMU version a
guest sees to PMUv3 for ARMv8.4.

Tested by running the following perf command on both guest and host
and ensuring that the figures are very similar:

perf stat -e armv8_pmuv3/inst_retired,long=1/ \
          -e armv8_pmuv3/inst_retired,long=0/ -e cycles

Changes since v2:

 - Rebased onto v5.5-rc4
 - Mask 'cap' value to 'width' in cpuid_feature_cap_signed_field_width

Changes since v1:

 - Rebased onto v5.5-rc1

Andrew Murray (3):
  arm64: cpufeature: Extract capped fields
  KVM: arm64: limit PMU version to ARMv8.4
  arm64: perf: Add support for ARMv8.5-PMU 64-bit counters

 arch/arm64/include/asm/cpufeature.h | 16 ++++++
 arch/arm64/include/asm/perf_event.h |  3 +-
 arch/arm64/include/asm/sysreg.h     |  4 ++
 arch/arm64/kernel/perf_event.c      | 86 +++++++++++++++++++++++------
 arch/arm64/kvm/sys_regs.c           | 36 +++++++++++-
 include/linux/perf/arm_pmu.h        |  1 +
 6 files changed, 126 insertions(+), 20 deletions(-)


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