Re: oprofile and ARM A9 hardware counter

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Hi Kevin,

On 05/07/2012 12:15 PM, Kevin Hilman wrote:
> Jon Hunter <jon-hunter@xxxxxx> writes:
> 
>> Hi Will,
>>
>> On 04/26/2012 01:07 PM, Will Deacon wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 12:15:24PM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 12:29:49AM +0100, Paul Walmsley wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Part of the problem is that the clockdomain data for the emu_sys 
>>>>> clockdomain is wrong.  Here's something to try to fix it.  It might just 
>>>>> be enough to get it to work.
>>>>
>>>> Hmm, doesn't seem to work but I do see the following in dmesg when I try to
>>>> use perf:
>>>>
>>>>  powerdomain: waited too long for powerdomain emu_pwrdm to complete transition
>>>>
>>>> which is new with your patch.
>>>
>>> Sorry to nag, but does anybody have a clue where to go from here? I can
>>> start digging in the OMAP PM code, but it's all new territory for me.
>>
>> I did a little playing around with this today and I think that I have figured out why this was not working (see below). Please can you try the following patch? I tried this on top of your series for perf/omap4. 
>>
>> Paul, FYI. If this works for Will then I can re-base on top of the latest linux-omap and submit to the mailing list.
>>
>> Also, the above error about the emu_pwrdm is odd too. I noticed that the emu_pwrdm is always in the transitioning state. And when I say always, I mean that even if I check the power domain state while u-boot is running it is in the transitioning state. So even before the kernel starts. 
>>
>> Cheers
>> Jon 
>>
>> From 9137ff9c1b382232de7443db0b51b7555846fb62 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>> From: Jon Hunter <jon-hunter@xxxxxx>
>> Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 16:48:45 -0500
>> Subject: [PATCH] ARM: OMAP4: Disable auto enable for EMU CLKDM
>>
>> The flag CLKDM_CAN_HWSUP allows the clock-domain to automatically transition
>> to the enabled and disabled state. This means that as soon as we force a
>> software wake-up on the clock domain, the clock domain will be allowed to idle
>> and put back into the hardware auto state. For the EMU clock domain this is not
>> what we want. We want to keep the clock domain in the software wakeup state
>> while the clock domain is being used and put it back in to the hardware auto
>> state when we have finished using the clock domain.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Jon Hunter <jon-hunter@xxxxxx>
> 
> With this patch, how is the clkdm ever idled?

It does not! Sorry, I was so engrossed with figuring out why the EMU
clkdm was being idled as soon as it was enabled, I forgot to check if is
ever disabled once we terminated perf :-(

> IIUC, your patch will get PMU interrupts working, but similarily to
> previous patches in this thread, it works because it *never* allows the
> EMU clkdm to idle.  This is not a mergeable solution because it will not
> allow CORE retention (and thus full-chip retention.)

Right!

> What we need is a solution that allows the clkdm to idle, and then to be
> reinitialzed when it wakes up.  Due to the way (I understand) resets in
> the debugss, allowing the clkdm to idle will cause a reset, so the
> PMU/CTI interrupts need to be reinitialzied after wakeup.

Yes exactly I see that now. I have prototyped the 3 patches and this is
working AND the EMU clkdm does go back to idle. I can send out to the
list for review.

> Kevin
> 
> P.S. Please note there is also already a different fix in mainline for
> the EMU clkdm data from Paul which adds the force wakeup flag and
> removes the DISABLE_AUTO flag[1] (but leaves the ENABLE_AUTO flag,
> because the hardware is capable.)

Hmmm ... yes saw this, and you will have to excuse me as I don't fully
follow the logic here. In fact, I am thinking we want the opposite ;-)

>From looking, into this it seems to me that when PMU is running we want
the EMU clock domain in software-wakeup state and when PMU is not
running we want in the hardware auto state. By keeping the ENABLE_AUTO
flag set, as soon as we enable the clock domain it is put right back
into the HW_AUTO state and hence PMU is not working (see _enable()
function in arch/arm/mach-omap2/omap_hwmod.c)

So really what I think we want is to remove the ENABLE_AUTO flag to keep
the clock domain in software wake-up and use the DISABLE_AUTO flag to
put the clock domain back in HW_AUTO (note this requires a patch to
perform this 2nd part).

Cheers
Jon
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