[PATCH v2] perf stat: fix per-pkg event reporting bug

From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Thu Sep 03 2015 - 09:24:14 EST

Per-pkg events need to be captured once per processor
socket. The code in check_per_pkg() ensures only one
value per processor package is used. However there is
a problem with this function in case the first CPU of
the package does not measure anything for the per-pkg event,
but other CPUs do.

Consider the following

$ create cgroup FOO; echo $$ >FOO/tasks; taskset -c 1 noploop &
$ perf stat -a -I 1000 -e intel_cqm/llc_occupancy/ -G FOO sleep 100
1.00000 <not counted> Bytes intel_cqm/llc_occupancy/ FOO

The reason for this is that CPU0 in the cgrop has nothing running on it.
Yet check_per_plg() will mark socket0 as processed and no other event
value will be considered for the socket.

This patch fixes the problem by having check_per_pkg() only consider
events which actually ran.

Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@xxxxxxxxxx>
tools/perf/util/stat.c | 16 ++++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/stat.c b/tools/perf/util/stat.c
index 415c359..2d065d0 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/stat.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/stat.c
@@ -196,7 +196,8 @@ static void zero_per_pkg(struct perf_evsel *counter)
memset(counter->per_pkg_mask, 0, MAX_NR_CPUS);

-static int check_per_pkg(struct perf_evsel *counter, int cpu, bool *skip)
+static int check_per_pkg(struct perf_evsel *counter,
+ struct perf_counts_values *vals, int cpu, bool *skip)
unsigned long *mask = counter->per_pkg_mask;
struct cpu_map *cpus = perf_evsel__cpus(counter);
@@ -218,6 +219,17 @@ static int check_per_pkg(struct perf_evsel *counter, int cpu, bool *skip)
counter->per_pkg_mask = mask;

+ /*
+ * we do not consider an event that has not run as a good
+ * instance to mark a package as used (skip=1). Otherwise
+ * we may run into a situation where the first CPU in a package
+ * is not running anything, yet the second is, and this function
+ * would mark the package as used after the first CPU and would
+ * not read the values from the second CPU.
+ */
+ if (!(vals->run && vals->ena))
+ return 0;
s = cpu_map__get_socket(cpus, cpu);
if (s < 0)
return -1;
@@ -235,7 +247,7 @@ process_counter_values(struct perf_stat_config *config, struct perf_evsel *evsel
static struct perf_counts_values zero;
bool skip = false;

- if (check_per_pkg(evsel, cpu, &skip)) {
+ if (check_per_pkg(evsel, count, cpu, &skip)) {
pr_err("failed to read per-pkg counter\n");
return -1;

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