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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf: Fix intel shared extra msr allocation
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On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 14:07 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 12:38 +0200, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> > How about we add a field or flag to cpuc to tell it's fake, and then
> > in
> > try_alt_er() and __intel_shared_reg_get_constraints() we avoid
> > touching
> > live struct (like reg->alloc) if fake==1. I think he was trying to do
> > the same with the core_id == -1 test.
>
> We might have to do something like that, however I'm trying to figure
> out when that reg->alloc test in __intel_shared_reg_get_contraints() is
> useful.
>
> If it is useful in event scheduling, we cannot just leave it out in
> validate_group().

OK, so x86_schedule_events() can call that multiple times on the same
event in case we keep adding events.. it needs the constraints of the
previous events as well, and in that case we skip the whole extra_reg
muck.

But for validate_group() we only do this once, so it should work. Nasty
though.





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