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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] perf, x86: Use ALTERNATIVE() to check for X86_FEATURE_PERFCTR_CORE
    Robert Richter <> writes:

    > Using ALTERNATIVE() when checking for X86_FEATURE_PERFCTR_CORE avoids
    > an extra pointer chase and data cache hit.

    Is that really a performance critical path?

    Seems more like unnecessary obfuscation to me.


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