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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] perf, x86: Support full width counting
On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 04:15:26PM +0100, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c
> > @@ -2228,5 +2228,11 @@ __init int intel_pmu_init(void)
> > }
> > }
> >
> > + /* Support full width counters using alternative MSR range */
> > + if (x86_pmu.intel_cap.fw_write) {
> > + x86_pmu.max_period = x86_pmu.cntval_mask;
>
> Something is not clear to me: What happens to the fixed counters with
> full writes? Were they already full-width? The SDM does not explain what
> happens to them with this extension. Could you clarify?

I tested and they always support the full reported width.

-Andi

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ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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