On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:04:42PM +0100, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 09:42:05AM -0800, Raghavendra Rao Ananta wrote:
> > Hi Jiri,
> > 
> > Thank you for the response.
> > 
> > Does perf tool has its own check to see if the CPU was offline during the
> > lifetime of an event? If so, it might ignore these type of events.
> nope, we don't check on that
> > 
> > Initially, I tested the same using perf tool and found similar results.
> > Then I debugged further and found that the perf core was actually sending
> > data to the userspace (copy_to_user()) and the corresponding count for the
> > data. Hence, I tested this further by writing my own userspace application,
> > and I was able to read the count through this,
> > even when the CPU was made offline and back online.
> > 
> > Do you think we also have to modify the perf tool accordingly?
> hum, I wonder what's wrong.. will check

I think the user space needs to enable the event once the
cpu gets online.. which we dont do and your app does..?

maybe we could add perf_event_attr::enable_on_online ;-)

I'll check what we can do in user space, I guess we can
monitor the cpu state and enable event accordingly


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