[PATCH] powerpc: Instrument Hypervisor Calls
boutcher at cs.umn.edu
Tue Aug 15 13:32:11 EST 2006
On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:21:44 -0700, Mike Kravetz <kravetz at us.ibm.com> said:
> Here is an updated version of the patch to instrument hypervisor
> calls. In this version, all statistic updates are performed in
> assembly code. Statistics are made available via debugfs.
> Instrumentation is enabled via a config option and there is zero
> cost if not enabled.
> +#define HCALL_INST_POSTCALL \
> + /* get time and PURR snapshots after hcall */ \
> + mftb r7; /* timebase after */ \
if you just add a "mr r8,r7" here you will get consistent
behaviour (either TB and PURR if PURR is supported, or TB
everywhere.) The processor will pretty much optimize that
away if the FTR section is not no-op-ed.
> +BEGIN_FTR_SECTION; \
> + mfspr r8,SPRN_PURR; /* PURR after */ \
> +END_FTR_SECTION_IFSET(CPU_FTR_PURR); \
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