Re: [PATCH v9] perf: Sharing PMU counters across compatible events

From: Song Liu
Date: Thu Jan 02 2020 - 13:47:29 EST

Hi Peter,

> On Dec 17, 2019, at 9:59 AM, Song Liu <songliubraving@xxxxxx> wrote:
> This patch tries to enable PMU sharing. When multiple perf_events are
> counting the same metric, they can share the hardware PMU counter. We
> call these events as "compatible events".
> The PMU sharing are limited to events within the same perf_event_context
> (ctx). When a event is installed or enabled, search the ctx for compatible
> events. This is implemented in perf_event_setup_dup(). One of these
> compatible events are picked as the master (stored in event->dup_master).
> Similarly, when the event is removed or disabled, perf_event_remove_dup()
> is used to clean up sharing.
> A new state PERF_EVENT_STATE_ENABLED is introduced for the master event.
> This state is used when the slave event is ACTIVE, but the master event
> is not.
> On the critical paths (add, del read), sharing PMU counters doesn't
> increase the complexity. Helper functions event_pmu_[add|del|read]() are
> introduced to cover these cases. All these functions have O(1) time
> complexity.
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Song Liu <songliubraving@xxxxxx>

Happy New Year! Wish you a great 2020!

Could you please share feedbacks on this version?