[PATCH v7 5/5] docs: perf: Minimal introduction the the CXL PMU device and driver

Jonathan Cameron posted 5 patches 1 year ago
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[PATCH v7 5/5] docs: perf: Minimal introduction the the CXL PMU device and driver
Posted by Jonathan Cameron 1 year ago
Very basic introduction to the device and the current driver support
provided. I expect to expand on this in future versions of this patch
set.

Reviewed-by: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Kan Liang <kan.liang@linux.intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Cameron <Jonathan.Cameron@huawei.com>

---
v7
- Added explict -a to command line examples to make it obvious the
  counters apply only to all CPUs (no per thread or per process).
---
 Documentation/admin-guide/perf/cxl.rst   | 68 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 Documentation/admin-guide/perf/index.rst |  1 +
 MAINTAINERS                              |  1 +
 3 files changed, 70 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/perf/cxl.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/perf/cxl.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..9233ea0d0b10
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/perf/cxl.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,68 @@
+.. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
+
+======================================
+CXL Performance Monitoring Unit (CPMU)
+======================================
+
+The CXL rev 3.0 specification provides a definition of CXL Performance
+Monitoring Unit in section 13.2: Performance Monitoring.
+
+CXL components (e.g. Root Port, Switch Upstream Port, End Point) may have
+any number of CPMU instances. CPMU capabilities are fully discoverable from
+the devices. The specification provides event definitions for all CXL protocol
+message types and a set of additional events for things commonly counted on
+CXL devices (e.g. DRAM events).
+
+CPMU driver
+===========
+
+The CPMU driver registers a perf PMU with the name pmu_mem<X>.<Y> on the CXL bus
+representing the Yth CPMU for memX.
+
+    /sys/bus/cxl/device/pmu_mem<X>.<Y>
+
+The associated PMU is registered as
+
+   /sys/bus/event_sources/devices/cxl_pmu_mem<X>.<Y>
+
+In common with other CXL bus devices, the id has no specific meaning and the
+relationship to specific CXL device should be established via the device parent
+of the device on the CXL bus.
+
+PMU driver provides description of available events and filter options in sysfs.
+
+The "format" directory describes all formats of the config (event vendor id,
+group id and mask) config1 (threshold, filter enables) and config2 (filter
+parameters) fields of the perf_event_attr structure.  The "events" directory
+describes all documented events show in perf list.
+
+The events shown in perf list are the most fine grained events with a single
+bit of the event mask set. More general events may be enable by setting
+multiple mask bits in config. For example, all Device to Host Read Requests
+may be captured on a single counter by setting the bits for all of
+
+* d2h_req_rdcurr
+* d2h_req_rdown
+* d2h_req_rdshared
+* d2h_req_rdany
+* d2h_req_rdownnodata
+
+Example of usage::
+
+  $#perf list
+  cxl_pmu_mem0.0/clock_ticks/                        [Kernel PMU event]
+  cxl_pmu_mem0.0/d2h_req_rdshared/                   [Kernel PMU event]
+  cxl_pmu_mem0.0/h2d_req_snpcur/                     [Kernel PMU event]
+  cxl_pmu_mem0.0/h2d_req_snpdata/                    [Kernel PMU event]
+  cxl_pmu_mem0.0/h2d_req_snpinv/                     [Kernel PMU event]
+  -----------------------------------------------------------
+
+  $# perf stat -a -e cxl_pmu_mem0.0/clock_ticks/ -e cxl_pmu_mem0.0/d2h_req_rdshared/
+
+Vendor specific events may also be available and if so can be used via
+
+  $# perf stat -a -e cxl_pmu_mem0.0/vid=VID,gid=GID,mask=MASK/
+
+The driver does not support sampling so "perf record" is unsupported.
+It only supports system-wide counting so attaching to a task is
+unsupported.
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/perf/index.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/perf/index.rst
index 9de64a40adab..f60be04e4e33 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/perf/index.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/perf/index.rst
@@ -21,3 +21,4 @@ Performance monitor support
    alibaba_pmu
    nvidia-pmu
    meson-ddr-pmu
+   cxl
diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
index 976b3e982d3a..5388b5c2e5bb 100644
--- a/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/MAINTAINERS
@@ -5195,6 +5195,7 @@ COMPUTE EXPRESS LINK PMU (CPMU)
 M:	Jonathan Cameron <jonathan.cameron@huawei.com>
 L:	linux-cxl@vger.kernel.org
 S:	Maintained
+F:	Documentation/admin-guide/perf/cxl.rst
 F:	drivers/perf/cxl_pmu.c
 
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