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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/4] Add support for AMD Core Perf Extension in guest
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On 11/17/2017 5:44 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:00:11PM -0600, Natarajan, Janakarajan wrote:
>> Ah my apologies. So when the pmu is initialized the cpuid entries
>> aren't available then.
> So let's see:
>
> ... kvm_arch_vcpu_create() ->
> svm_create_vcpu() ->
> kvm_vcpu_init() ->
> kvm_arch_vcpu_init() ->
>
> <--- HERE
>
> kvm_pmu_init()
>
> But at HERE in kvm_arch_vcpu_init() right before kvm_pmu_init() we do already query
> cpuid:
>
> vcpu->arch.maxphyaddr = cpuid_query_maxphyaddr(vcpu);
>
> so it's not like we don't know about cpuid leafs at that point. Which
> would mean that the code can be made to set the CPU family earlier,
> before kvm_pmu_init() runs so that you have the proper CPU family and
> thus have this thing properly designed.
>
> Maybe Paolo and Radim have a better suggestion here...

Paolo, Radim any suggestions about this. I feel that the number of
counters initialized can be 6
and the subsequent code (kvm_pmu_refresh()) takes care of the number of
counters to be used (4 or 6)
based on the vcpu family.

>

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