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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/29] x86/perfcounters: rework pmc_amd_save_disable_all() and pmc_amd_restore_all()
Ingo Molnar wrote:

> Could we remove the disable-all facility altogether and make the
> core code NMI-safe? The current approach wont scale on CPUs that
> dont have global-disable features.
> disable-all was arguably a hack i introduced and which spread too
> far. Can you see a conceptual need for it?

If you're talking about hw_perf_save_disable / hw_perf_restore, please
don't get rid of those. I use them to batch up counter enable/disable
operations so I only have to compute the PMU config once for each
batch rather than every time an individual counter is enabled or


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