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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] perf/x86/intel: ignore CondChgd bit to avoid false NMI handling
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 03:22:24PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > I'm also interested in the behaviour of CondChgd bit on Ivy Bridge processors.
>
> The intended meaning of CondChgd is that a hardware debugger has taken over the
> PMU. It shouldn't really be set in other circumstances.

The SDM utterly and totally fails to mention this, please fix that.

> I think right now for perf it would be best to just ignore it.
>
> In theory could stop using the PMU, but if some BIOS set it it would
> completely disable perf there. So better to just ignore it.

The even better option would be to kill off SMM mode, all that ever does
is create problems.


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