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SubjectRe: EeePC 900 reboots/hangs when using using perf -a -f -g
On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 03:06:39PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
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> Testing with a software event like page faults will test if it's related
> to hardware events only or some of them.
> For example if it doesn't happen in fault events, then let's try with some
> others, just to see if we can narrow down to some particular events.

OK.

> If it happens on faults it will be easier to debug because software events
> don't happen in NMI (at least not the faults), so enabling RCU stalls checks
> there will probably success to trigger a backtrace. Perhaps you can profile
> only one CPU for that (-C 1, eeepc 900 are SMT, right?), so that there is
> a free CPU to notice the stall and trigger the backtrace through remote NMIs.

An EeePC has only one CPU (so it's strictly UP only).

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