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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 2/9] KVM: Expose a version 2 architectural PMU to a guests
On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 05:45:14PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-11-07 at 17:25 +0200, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> > > Since the below programming doesn't use perf_event_attr::pinned, yes.
> > >
> > Yes, that is on todo :). Actually I do want to place all guest perf
> > counters into the same event group and make it pinned. But currently perf
> > event groups are not very flexible. In our usage scenario we can't have
> > one event as a group leader since events are created and destroyed very
> > dynamically. What I would like is to have something like meta event that
> > will group all other real event.
> Is there a reason to have them grouped if you pin them all anyway?
Hmm good question. May be we shouldn't pin then since this will prevent
profiling vcpu task on a host while perf is running in a guest, but then
we need to group guest created event to get meaningful result. I think I'll
pin them for now and will look into grouping them later.


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