[RFC PATCH 0/3]perf/core: extend perf_reg and perf_sample_regs_intr

Madhavan Srinivasan maddy at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Nov 4 12:46:15 PST 2015

This patchset extend the perf sample regs infrastructure
to include architecture specific regs. Current perf_sample_regs_intr
exports only registers in the pt_regs to perf.data using
PERF_SAMPLE_REGS_INTR sample type. But sometimes we end up looking
for or prefer raw register values at the interrupt during debug.

This patchset extends the perf_regs to include arch specific struct,
and makes perf_sample_regs_intr in kernel/event/core.c as __weak__
function. This way, an arch specific implementation of
perf_sample_regs_intr() can update the arch specific data to
the perf_regs.

First patch defines a new structure arch_misc_reg and updates the same
in the struct perf_regs. Patch also modifies the perf_reg_value()
and perf_output_sample_regs() to take perf_regs parameter instead of pt_regs.

Second patch updates struct arch_misc_reg for arch/powerpc with pmu registers
and adds offsetof macro for the same. It extends perf_reg_value()
to use reg idx to decide on struct to return value from.

Third patch adds arch specific perf_sample_regs_intr() in arch/powerpc
to hook up the arch_misc_regs to perf_regs.

This patchset depends on the recent posting by Anju T in
linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org to enable PERF_SAMPLE_REGS_INTR
support in arch/powerpc.


Would appreciate comments and feedback.

Signed-off-by: Madhavan Srinivasan <maddy at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo at kernel.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz at infradead.org>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa at kernel.org>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme at kernel.org>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian at gmail.com>
Cc: Russell King <linux at arm.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
Cc: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Madhavan Srinivasan (3):
  perf/core: extend perf_regs to include arch specific regs
  perf/powerpc: update macros and add regs to arch_misc_reg struct
  perf/powerpc: Functions to update arch_misc_regs

 arch/arm/include/asm/ptrace.h               |  2 ++
 arch/arm/kernel/perf_regs.c                 |  4 +++-
 arch/arm64/include/asm/ptrace.h             |  2 ++
 arch/arm64/kernel/perf_regs.c               |  4 +++-
 arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/perf_regs.h   | 10 ++++++++++
 arch/powerpc/include/uapi/asm/ptrace.h      | 11 +++++++++++
 arch/powerpc/perf/core-book3s.c             | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/powerpc/perf/perf_regs.c               | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 arch/x86/include/asm/ptrace.h               |  2 ++
 arch/x86/kernel/perf_regs.c                 |  4 +++-
 include/linux/perf_regs.h                   |  5 +++--
 kernel/events/core.c                        |  8 ++++----
 tools/perf/arch/powerpc/include/perf_regs.h | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 13 files changed, 114 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)


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