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Subject[PATCH] x86_64 make NMI use PERFCTR1 for architectural perfmon
Hello,

This patch against 2.6.20 makes the NMI watchdog use PERFSEL1/PERFCTR1
instead of PERFSEL0/PERFCTR0 on processors supporting Intel architectural
perfmon, such as Intel Core 2. Although all PMU events can work on
both counters, the Precise Event-Based Sampling (PEBS) requires that the
event be in PERFCTR0 to work correctly (see section 18.14.4.1 in the
IA32 SDM Vol 3b).

Changelog:
- make the x86_64 NMI watchdog use PERFSEL1/PERFCTR1 instead of PERFSEL0/PERFCTR0
on processors supporting the Intel architectural perfmon (e.g. Core 2 Duo).
This allows PEBS to work when the NMI watchdog is active.

signed-off-by: stephane eranian <eranian@hpl.hp.com>

diff -urNp --exclude=.git linux-2.6.20.orig/arch/x86_64/kernel/nmi.c linux-2.6.20.base/arch/x86_64/kernel/nmi.c
--- linux-2.6.20.orig/arch/x86_64/kernel/nmi.c 2007-02-04 10:44:54.000000000 -0800
+++ linux-2.6.20.base/arch/x86_64/kernel/nmi.c 2007-02-17 08:04:19.000000000 -0800
@@ -275,7 +275,7 @@ int __init check_nmi_watchdog (void)
* 32nd bit should be 1, for 33.. to be 1.
* Find the appropriate nmi_hz
*/
- if (wd->perfctr_msr == MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_PERFCTR0 &&
+ if (wd->perfctr_msr == MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_PERFCTR1 &&
((u64)cpu_khz * 1000) > 0x7fffffffULL) {
nmi_hz = ((u64)cpu_khz * 1000) / 0x7fffffffUL + 1;
}
@@ -615,8 +615,8 @@ static int setup_intel_arch_watchdog(voi
(ebx & ARCH_PERFMON_UNHALTED_CORE_CYCLES_PRESENT))
goto fail;

- perfctr_msr = MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_PERFCTR0;
- evntsel_msr = MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_EVENTSEL0;
+ perfctr_msr = MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_PERFCTR1;
+ evntsel_msr = MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_EVENTSEL1;

if (!reserve_perfctr_nmi(perfctr_msr))
goto fail;
@@ -855,7 +855,7 @@ int __kprobes nmi_watchdog_tick(struct p
dummy &= ~P4_CCCR_OVF;
wrmsrl(wd->cccr_msr, dummy);
apic_write(APIC_LVTPC, APIC_DM_NMI);
- } else if (wd->perfctr_msr == MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_PERFCTR0) {
+ } else if (wd->perfctr_msr == MSR_ARCH_PERFMON_PERFCTR1) {
/*
* ArchPerfom/Core Duo needs to re-unmask
* the apic vector
-
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