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authorKim Phillips <kim.phillips@amd.com>2020-02-07 17:06:11 -0600
committerArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>2020-02-10 16:30:09 -0300
commit80cc7bb6c104d733bff60ddda09f19139c61507c (patch)
tree8e95d07f6b3202ec725d7a1f38688322fc8a92bd /tools/perf/util/stat-shadow.c
parentLinux 5.6-rc1 (diff)
perf stat: Don't report a null stalled cycles per insn metric
For data collected on machines with front end stalled cycles supported, such as found on modern AMD CPU families, commit 146540fb545b ("perf stat: Always separate stalled cycles per insn") introduces a new line in CSV output with a leading comma that upsets some automated scripts. Scripts have to use "-e ex_ret_instr" to work around this issue, after upgrading to a version of perf with that commit. We could add "if (have_frontend_stalled && !config->csv_sep)" to the not (total && avg) else clause, to emphasize that CSV users are usually scripts, and are written to do only what is needed, i.e., they wouldn't typically invoke "perf stat" without specifying an explicit event list. But - let alone CSV output - why should users now tolerate a constant 0-reporting extra line in regular terminal output?: BEFORE: $ sudo perf stat --all-cpus -einstructions,cycles -- sleep 1 Performance counter stats for 'system wide': 181,110,981 instructions # 0.58 insn per cycle # 0.00 stalled cycles per insn 309,876,469 cycles 1.002202582 seconds time elapsed The user would not like to see the now permanent: "0.00 stalled cycles per insn" line fixture, as it gives no useful information. So this patch removes the printing of the zeroed stalled cycles line altogether, almost reverting the very original commit fb4605ba47e7 ("perf stat: Check for frontend stalled for metrics"), which seems like it was written to normalize --metric-only column output of common Intel machines at the time: modern Intel machines have ceased to support the genericised frontend stalled metrics AFAICT. AFTER: $ sudo perf stat --all-cpus -einstructions,cycles -- sleep 1 Performance counter stats for 'system wide': 244,071,432 instructions # 0.69 insn per cycle 355,353,490 cycles 1.001862516 seconds time elapsed Output behaviour when stalled cycles is indeed measured is not affected (BEFORE == AFTER): $ sudo perf stat --all-cpus -einstructions,cycles,stalled-cycles-frontend -- sleep 1 Performance counter stats for 'system wide': 247,227,799 instructions # 0.63 insn per cycle # 0.26 stalled cycles per insn 394,745,636 cycles 63,194,485 stalled-cycles-frontend # 16.01% frontend cycles idle 1.002079770 seconds time elapsed Fixes: 146540fb545b ("perf stat: Always separate stalled cycles per insn") Signed-off-by: Kim Phillips <kim.phillips@amd.com> Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> Acked-by: Song Liu <songliubraving@fb.com> Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com> Cc: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com> Cc: Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net> Cc: Jin Yao <yao.jin@linux.intel.com> Cc: Kan Liang <kan.liang@linux.intel.com> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Link: http://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200207230613.26709-1-kim.phillips@amd.com Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to '')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/stat-shadow.c b/tools/perf/util/stat-shadow.c
index 2c41d47f6f83..90d23cc3c8d4 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/stat-shadow.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/stat-shadow.c
@@ -18,7 +18,6 @@
* AGGR_NONE: Use matching CPU
* AGGR_THREAD: Not supported?
-static bool have_frontend_stalled;
struct runtime_stat rt_stat;
struct stats walltime_nsecs_stats;
@@ -144,7 +143,6 @@ void runtime_stat__exit(struct runtime_stat *st)
void perf_stat__init_shadow_stats(void)
- have_frontend_stalled = pmu_have_event("cpu", "stalled-cycles-frontend");
@@ -853,10 +851,6 @@ void perf_stat__print_shadow_stats(struct perf_stat_config *config,
print_metric(config, ctxp, NULL, "%7.2f ",
"stalled cycles per insn",
- } else if (have_frontend_stalled) {
- out->new_line(config, ctxp);
- print_metric(config, ctxp, NULL, "%7.2f ",
- "stalled cycles per insn", 0);
} else if (perf_evsel__match(evsel, HARDWARE, HW_BRANCH_MISSES)) {
if (runtime_stat_n(st, STAT_BRANCHES, ctx, cpu) != 0)