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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/6] perf: x86 RDPMC and RDTSC support
On Wed, 2011-12-21 at 16:32 -0500, Vince Weaver wrote:

> * One, is it possible to detect at runtime that rdpmc() is supported?
> Maybe a field in the mmap'd buffer that can be read?

Ingo suggested a similar thing, will implement (although Christmas might
interfere with delivery timelines etc..).

> * Second, if I try a start / run 100M instructions / read
> and measure retired instructions I get:
> 281474977711543 instructions
> This is 0x10000000f45b7 which is 1<<48 + 100M. I guess an artifact
> of how the counters are set up? Is it possible to have this start
> at 0?

Its supposed to be 0 based, clearly I messed up something and need to go
figure out what. Thanks for reporting.

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