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authorPaul Mackerras <>2009-06-01 17:52:30 +1000
committerIngo Molnar <>2009-06-02 13:10:54 +0200
commit3f731ca60afc29f5bcdb5fd2a04391466313a9ac (patch)
treeca9953e902e5043f62f56db31a0e990eed755e78 /include
parentf38b082081bf69a06fffb8b32a175999e2320c5b (diff)
perf_counter: Fix cpu migration counter
This fixes the cpu migration software counter to count correctly even when contexts get swapped from one task to another. Previously the cpu migration counts reported by perf stat were bogus, ranging from negative to several thousand for a single "lat_ctx 2 8 32" run. With this patch the cpu migration count reported for "lat_ctx 2 8 32" is almost always between 35 and 44. This fixes the problem by adding a call into the perf_counter code from set_task_cpu when tasks are migrated. This enables us to use the generic swcounter code (with some modifications) for the cpu migration counter. This modifies the swcounter code to allow a NULL regs pointer to be passed in to perf_swcounter_ctx_event() etc. The cpu migration counter does this because there isn't necessarily a pt_regs struct for the task available. In this case, the counter will not have interrupt capability - but the migration counter didn't have interrupt capability before, so this is no loss. Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Mike Galbraith <> Cc: Corey Ashford <> Cc: Marcelo Tosatti <> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <> Cc: John Kacur <> LKML-Reference: <> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/perf_counter.h b/include/linux/perf_counter.h
index 0e57d8cc5a3d..deb9acf9ad2a 100644
--- a/include/linux/perf_counter.h
+++ b/include/linux/perf_counter.h
@@ -615,6 +615,8 @@ extern void perf_counter_munmap(unsigned long addr, unsigned long len,
extern void perf_counter_comm(struct task_struct *tsk);
+extern void perf_counter_task_migration(struct task_struct *task, int cpu);
#define MAX_STACK_DEPTH 255
struct perf_callchain_entry {
@@ -668,6 +670,8 @@ perf_counter_munmap(unsigned long addr, unsigned long len,
static inline void perf_counter_comm(struct task_struct *tsk) { }
static inline void perf_counter_init(void) { }
+static inline void perf_counter_task_migration(struct task_struct *task,
+ int cpu) { }
#endif /* __KERNEL__ */