[PATCH] perf: Sharing PMU counters across compatible events

From: Song Liu
Date: Fri Jun 08 2018 - 18:47:13 EST

This is to follow up earlier discussion on sharing hardware PMU counters
across compatible events:


This version limits PMU sharing to events within same ctx. As a result,
compatible events are not evaluated during task schedule. This vesion also
limits PMU sharing to hardware counting events. From our discussion with
internal users, this is sufficient for most cases.

This version introduces virtual master event. The virtual master event
does require careful handling. But it is makes the logic of event add/del

This version has been stable in my tests.

Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Song Liu (1):
perf: Sharing PMU counters across compatible events

include/linux/perf_event.h | 61 ++++++++++
kernel/events/core.c | 284 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
2 files changed, 335 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)