[PATCH] Updated: Reworked Cell OProfile: SPU mutex lock fix

Maynard Johnson maynardj at us.ibm.com
Fri May 2 02:29:34 EST 2008

Carl Love wrote:
> Sorry, looks like my mailer mangled the file.
> This is a reworked patch to fix the SPU data storage.  Currently, the 
> SPU escape sequences and program counter data is being added directly 
> into the kernel buffer without holding the buffer_mutex lock.  This 
> patch changes how the data is stored.  A new function,
> oprofile_add_value, is added into the oprofile driver to allow adding
> generic data to the per cpu buffers.  This enables a series of calls
> to the oprofile_add_value to enter the needed SPU escape sequences 
> and SPU program data into the kernel buffer via the per cpu buffers
> without any additional processing. The oprofile_add_value function is
> generic so it could be used by other architecures as well provided
> the needed postprocessing was added to opreport.
> Finally, this patch backs out the changes previously added to the 
> oprofile generic code for handling the architecture specific 
> ops.sync_start and ops.sync_stop that allowed the architecture
> to skip the per CPU buffer creation.
> Signed-off-by: Carl Love <carll at us.ibm.com>
Looks fine to me.  All of my previous review comments have been addressed.


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