Re: [PATCH] perf_counter: Start counting time enabled when groupleader gets enabled

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue Aug 25 2009 - 03:22:30 EST

On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 15:17 +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> Currently, if a group is created where the group leader is initially
> disabled but a non-leader member is initially enabled, and then the
> leader is subsequently enabled some time later, the time_enabled for
> the non-leader member will reflect the whole time since it was created,
> not just the time since the leader was enabled. This is incorrect,
> because all of the members are effectively disabled while the leader
> is disabled, since none of the members can go on the PMU if the leader
> can't.
> Thus we have to update the ->tstamp_enabled for all the enabled group
> members when a group leader is enabled, so that the time_enabled
> computation only counts the time since the leader was enabled.
> Similarly, when disabling a group leader we have to update the
> time_enabled and time_running for all of the group members.
> Also, in update_counter_times, we have to treat a counter whose group
> leader is disabled as being disabled.
> Reported-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@xxxxxxxxx>

Looks good, thanks Paul!

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