[PATCH V4] POWER: perf_event: Skip updating kernel counters if register value shrinks
David.Laight at ACULAB.COM
Wed Apr 27 23:04:25 EST 2011
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2011, David Laight wrote:
> > > But it isn't, and it doesn't have trouble with 2^32 - 1.
> > what about:
> > prev = 0x00000001
> > val = 0xffffffff
> Result is 0xfffffffe and we are fine.
'delta' will be 0xfffffffe, but you need the function to
return zero - since the underlying counter has decremented
by 2. But 'prev > val' is false so the counter will
be increased by 2^32-2.
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