Re: [PATCH V10 00/10] arm64/perf: Enable branch stack sampling

From: Anshuman Khandual
Date: Mon May 29 2023 - 00:51:34 EST

On 5/17/23 07:54, Anshuman Khandual wrote:
> This series enables perf branch stack sampling support on arm64 platform
> via a new arch feature called Branch Record Buffer Extension (BRBE). All
> relevant register definitions could be accessed here.
> This series applies on 6.4-rc2.
> Changes in V10:
> - Rebased the series on v6.4-rc2
> - Moved ARMV8 PMUV3 changes inside drivers/perf/arm_pmuv3.c
> - Moved BRBE driver changes inside drivers/perf/arm_brbe.[c|h]
> - Moved the WARN_ON() inside the if condition in armv8pmu_handle_irq()

Hello Will/Mark,

There was a crash reported on V9 (applicable here in V10 as well) because of
accessing event->pmu_ctx->task_ctx_data during a PMU IRQ for per-cpu events,
where it would not have been allocated in the first place. I have proposed a
fix for that on the other thread [1]. Besides, does the series looks good in
the current form ? Unless there are other comments, will respin with the fix
later in the week. Thank you.


- Anshuman