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SubjectRe: introduce NMI_AUTO as nmi_watchdog option
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 03:33:56PM -0500, Don Zickus wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:27:29PM +0300, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 02:16:33PM -0500, Don Zickus wrote:
> > > Hi Ingo,
> > >
> > ...
> > > I was going to jump in and try to do this work. I wanted to make sure
> > > what you were looking for here. When you say convert nmi watchdog to perf
> > > events, I assume you mean merging over the bits of perfctr-watchdog.c to
> > > perf_events.c, modify nmi.c to just register as a normal perf event and
> > > probably cleanup the oprofile stuff to match, correct?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Don
> > >
> >
> > As far as I know -- converting perfctr-watchdog.c to into perfevents
> > style would be quite a desirable feature. But I still didn't manage to
> > find time for this task :( If you're interested to start this work
> > -- that would be just great!
>
> After looking through the code I just had some questions, perhaps you have
> thought about this longer than me, what to do with the reservation code
> (just remove it I assume and let perf_events _be_ the only code that
> handles perf events) and what to do with some of the cpu quirks as noted
> in perfctr-watchdog.c (notable some of the Intel errata for the Core
> chipsets).
>
> Cheers,
> Don
>

Hi Don,

well I must admit I didn't look too close to this code (if I had I would
have sent some patch for review at least :). But I was suggested to take
a look on hw_breakpoint.c (Frederic worked on it iirc, CC'ed) as an example
of perfevent'ed code. So converting to perf-event is not trivial task
and I fear I can't give any useful advice at moment since as I said I
didn't manage to find time for this task and as result didn't read code
byte-to-byte, sorry. But if I get some idea -- will share!

-- Cyrill


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