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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] oprofile, x86: Reimplement nmi timer mode using perf
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    On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 16:27 +0200, Robert Richter wrote:
    > The legacy x86 nmi watchdog code was removed with the implementation
    > of the perf based nmi watchdog. This broke Oprofile's nmi timer
    > mode. To run nmi timer mode we relied on a continuous ticking nmi
    > source which the nmi watchdog provided. The nmi tick was no longer
    > available and current watchdog can not be used anymore since it runs
    > with very long periods in the range of seconds. This patch
    > reimplements the nmi timer mode using a perf counter nmi source.

    fair enough,

    Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>

    I take it you'll take this through your oprofile tree?


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