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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] perf_events: update extra shared registers management (v2)
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On Mon, 2011-05-23 at 12:58 +0200, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> There is a major issue as it stands, though. You can
> get into an infinite loop bouncing between RSP_0 and RSP_1
> in case there is no solution in the group, i.e., you have 3 values
> for the extra MSR. I think you need to count the number of times
> you've called intel_try_alt_er() with success or maintain some sort
> of bitmask of possible alternate choices and when you exhaust that,
> you simply fail.

That should be sorted by the compare with the initial idx value, no?
Once its back where it started out it'll bail.


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