Re: [PATCH 0/8] Add support for PowerPC Hypervisor suppliedperformance counters

From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Tue Jan 21 2014 - 20:33:17 EST

On Thu, 2014-01-16 at 15:53 -0800, Cody P Schafer wrote:
> These patches add basic pmus for 2 powerpc hypervisor interfaces to obtain
> performance counters: gpci ("get performance counter info") and 24x7.
> The counters supplied by these interfaces are continually counting and never
> need to be (and cannot be) disabled or enabled. They additionally do not
> generate any interrupts. This makes them in some regards similar to software
> counters, and as a result their implimentation shares some common code (which
> an initial patch exposes) with the sw counters.

Hi Cody,

Can you please add some more explanation of this series.

In particular why do we need two new PMUs, and how do they relate to each

And can you add an example of how I'd actually use them using perf.


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