Re: [Bug] ARM 'perf' regression by commit a43cb95d5

From: Will Deacon
Date: Fri May 17 2013 - 05:55:15 EST

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:48:23AM +0100, Ming Lei wrote:
> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM, Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > It's probably easier if you choose a workload, otherwise it's difficult to
> > see what is `correct' and what is broken. For example, your broken output
> > seems to be in the smsc95xx driver, so assumedly there's a bunch of
> > networking going on whereas your other output is in cpuidle_enter_state.
> If all modules are removed, the result will become OK. And if I only insert one
> module, the top sample will fall inside the only module, but I am sure
> nothing is working on the symbols of the module.

Can you check your dmesg please? I suppose the smsc95xx driver might be
screaming about something and somehow the changes to the reg printing have
made it get stuck.

> >
> > We need an apples-for-apples comparison if you think there's a bug in the
> > kernel. Can you try profiling hackbench or something?
> >
> >> Or could anyone else try to verify the problem on their own environment?
> >
> > How are you running perf top?
> sudo perf top

... and did hackbench make any difference (i.e. is the profile more stable)?

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