Commit 1898eb61 authored by Mark Rutland's avatar Mark Rutland Committed by Will Deacon

drivers/perf: arm-ccn: don't log to dmesg in event_init

The ARM CCN PMU driver uses dev_warn() to complain about parameters in
the user-provided perf_event_attr. This means that under normal
operation (e.g. a single invocation of the perf tool), a number of
messages warnings may be logged to dmesg.

Tools may issue multiple syscalls to probe for feature support, and
multiple applications (from multiple users) can attempt to open events
simultaneously, so this is not very helpful, even if a user happens to
have access to dmesg. Worse, this can push important information out of
the dmesg ring buffer, and can significantly slow down syscall fuzzers,
vastly increasing the time it takes to find critical bugs.

Demote the dev_warn() instances to dev_dbg(), as is the case for all
other PMU drivers under drivers/perf/. Users who wish to debug PMU event
initialisation can enable dynamic debug to receive these messages.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMark Rutland <>
Cc: Pawel Moll <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
parent 8b0c93c2
......@@ -736,7 +736,7 @@ static int arm_ccn_pmu_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
ccn = pmu_to_arm_ccn(event->pmu);
if (hw->sample_period) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Sampling not supported!\n");
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Sampling not supported!\n");
......@@ -744,12 +744,12 @@ static int arm_ccn_pmu_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
event->attr.exclude_kernel || event->attr.exclude_hv ||
event->attr.exclude_idle || event->attr.exclude_host ||
event->attr.exclude_guest) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Can't exclude execution levels!\n");
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Can't exclude execution levels!\n");
return -EINVAL;
if (event->cpu < 0) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Can't provide per-task data!\n");
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Can't provide per-task data!\n");
......@@ -771,13 +771,13 @@ static int arm_ccn_pmu_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
switch (type) {
if (node_xp != ccn->mn_id) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Invalid MN ID %d!\n", node_xp);
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Invalid MN ID %d!\n", node_xp);
return -EINVAL;
if (node_xp >= ccn->num_xps) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Invalid XP ID %d!\n", node_xp);
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Invalid XP ID %d!\n", node_xp);
return -EINVAL;
......@@ -785,11 +785,11 @@ static int arm_ccn_pmu_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
if (node_xp >= ccn->num_nodes) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Invalid node ID %d!\n", node_xp);
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Invalid node ID %d!\n", node_xp);
return -EINVAL;
if (!arm_ccn_pmu_type_eq(type, ccn->node[node_xp].type)) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Invalid type 0x%x for node %d!\n",
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Invalid type 0x%x for node %d!\n",
type, node_xp);
return -EINVAL;
......@@ -808,19 +808,19 @@ static int arm_ccn_pmu_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
if (event_id != e->event)
if (e->num_ports && port >= e->num_ports) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Invalid port %d for node/XP %d!\n",
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Invalid port %d for node/XP %d!\n",
port, node_xp);
return -EINVAL;
if (e->num_vcs && vc >= e->num_vcs) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Invalid vc %d for node/XP %d!\n",
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Invalid vc %d for node/XP %d!\n",
vc, node_xp);
return -EINVAL;
valid = 1;
if (!valid) {
dev_warn(ccn->dev, "Invalid event 0x%x for node/XP %d!\n",
dev_dbg(ccn->dev, "Invalid event 0x%x for node/XP %d!\n",
event_id, node_xp);
return -EINVAL;
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