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2013-07-01powerpc/perf: Core EBB support for 64-bit book3sMichael Ellerman1-0/+137
Add support for EBB (Event Based Branches) on 64-bit book3s. See the included documentation for more details. EBBs are a feature which allows the hardware to branch directly to a specified user space address when a PMU event overflows. This can be used by programs for self-monitoring with no kernel involvement in the inner loop. Most of the logic is in the generic book3s code, primarily to avoid a proliferation of PMU callbacks. Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>

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