perf/x86: Enable cycles:pp for Intel Atom

This change “perf/x86: Enable cycles:pp for Intel Atom” in Linux kernel is authored by Stephane Eranian <eranian [at] google.com> on Thu Dec 3 21:03:10 2015 +0100.

perf/x86: Enable cycles:pp for Intel Atom

This patch updates the PEBS support for Intel Atom to provide
an alias for the cycles:pp event used by perf record/top by default
nowadays.

On Atom, only INST_RETIRED:ANY supports PEBS, so we use this event
instead with a large cmask to count cycles. Given that Core2 has
the same issue, we use the intel_pebs_aliases_core2() function for Atom
as well.

Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>
Cc: kan.liang@intel.com
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1449172990-30183-3-git-send-email-eranian@google.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>

This Linux change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find Linux releases including commit 673d188.

There are 3 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c    | 1 +
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c | 2 ++
 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c
index 762c602..95980c0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c
@@ -3370,6 +3370,7 @@ __init int intel_pmu_init(void)
 
 		x86_pmu.event_constraints = intel_gen_event_constraints;
 		x86_pmu.pebs_constraints = intel_atom_pebs_event_constraints;
+		x86_pmu.pebs_aliases = intel_pebs_aliases_core2;
 		pr_cont("Atom events, ");
 		break;
 
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
index a7463ed..10602f0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel_ds.c
@@ -620,6 +620,8 @@ struct event_constraint intel_atom_pebs_event_constraints[] = {
 	INTEL_FLAGS_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0xcb, 0x1),    /* MEM_LOAD_RETIRED.* */
 	/* INST_RETIRED.ANY_P, inv=1, cmask=16 (cycles:p). */
 	INTEL_FLAGS_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0x108000c0, 0x01),
+	/* Allow all events as PEBS with no flags */
+	INTEL_ALL_EVENT_CONSTRAINT(0, 0x1),
 	EVENT_CONSTRAINT_END
 };
 

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 673d188 (patch).

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