powerpc/perf: Use pmc_overflow() to detect rolled back events

For certain speculative events on Power7, 'perf stat' reports far higher
event count than 'perf record' for the same event.

As described in following commit, a performance monitor exception is raised
even when the the performance events are rolled back.

        commit 0837e3242c73566fc1c0196b4ec61779c25ffc93
        Author: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>
        Date:   Wed Mar 9 14:38:42 2011 +1100

perf_event_interrupt() records an event only when an overflow occurs. But
this check for overflow is a simple 'if (val < 0)'.

Because the events are rolled back, this check for overflow fails and the
event is not recorded. perf_event_interrupt() later uses pmc_overflow() to
detect the overflow and resets the counters and the events are lost completely.

To properly detect the overflow of rolled back events, use pmc_overflow()
even when recording events.

To reproduce:
        $ cat strcpy.c
        #include <stdio.h>
        #include <string.h>
                char buf[256];

                        strcpy(buf, "string1");

        $ perf record -e r20014 ./strcpy
        $ perf report -n > report.1
        $ perf stat -e r20014 > report.2
        # Compare report.1 and report.2

Reported-by: Maynard Johnson <mpjohn@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
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