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SubjectRe: [PATCH 9/9] x86, perf: Move PMU ACK after LBR read
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On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:36 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 09:32:33AM -0700, Stephane Eranian wrote:
>> >> This is a minimal change. In principle the ACK could be moved much later.
>> >
>> > Right, so the more complete change would be to use the new and improved
>> > FREEZE_ON_PMI and reenable both the LBRs and the CTRs with the
>> > STATUS_RESET MSR, right?
>> >
>> > Does it make sense to have a new handle_irq() routine for that?
>>
>> Were we not already using FREEZE_ON_PMI with LBR (except for one
>> erratum on HSW)?
>
> That's FREEZE_LBRS_ON_PMI, I was referring to FREEZE_PERFMON_ON_PMI,
> which we've not used so far.
>
Ah, yes that one was not used so far. I don't quite remember why.
I think with PEBS, you don't need it or it should be off or something like this.

> I think Andi tried using it before, but there's some issues with it on
> v3, but v4 should have fixed all that.
>
I was referring to a LBR issue on v3 (HSW) and call stack mode.

> Andi can you perhaps explain what the problem with FREEZE_PERFMON_ON_PMI
> on v3 was again?
>
Andi, Is that what I am alluding to above?

>> It would make sense to me to have an "optimized" and clean handle_irq
>> for the newer PMU.
>> We the caveat that any change to the core of it would now have to be done twice.
>
> We could pull that out in a shared function of course, if possible.

Good.


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