On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:01:27AM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:48:52PM -0400, Vince Weaver wrote:
> > So I was working on my perf_event_tests on ARM/ARM64 (the end goal was to
> > get ARM64 rdpmc support working, but apparently those patches never made
> > it upstream?)
> IIUC by 'rdpmc' you mean direct userspace counter access?
> Patches for that never made it upstream. Last I saw, there were no
> patches in a suitable state for review.
> There are also difficulties (e.g. big.LITTLE systems where the number of
> counters can differ across CPUs) which have yet to be solved.
How would that be a problem? The API gives an explicit index to use with
the 'rdpmc' instruction.