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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf/x86/intel: Drop kernel samples even though :u is specified

On 5/19/2017 8:36 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 08:24:19PM +0800, Jin, Yao wrote:
>>> Ah, I was more thinking of something like PERF_PMU_CAP_NO_SKID or
>>> something that would skip the test and preserve current behaviour.
>> OK, I understand now. For example, for PEBS event, its capabilities should
>> be set with PERF_PMU_CAP_NO_SKID.
> Except you cannot in fact do that, since PEBS is the same struct pmu as
> the normal counters (they share counter space after all).
> Also, weren't there PEBS errata that would allow this to happen?
> But no, more for other architectures to opt out for some reason. But I'm
> thinking we want to start out by unconditionally doing this. It would be
> good to try and Cc most arch pmu maintainers on this though, so they can
> object.
I'm thinking v2 of patch will only do simple tasks:

1. Define PERF_PMU_CAP_NO_SKID but don't bind it to any event.

2. Move the skid checking from x86 specific code to generic code. Before
performing skid checking, test the PERF_PMU_CAP_NO_SKID bit first.

For binding PERF_PMU_CAP_NO_SKID to event, that may be other arch
related patches.

Jin Yao

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