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SubjectRe: [PATCH] turbostat: Running on virtual machine is not supported
Henrique,

I like your suggestion, thanks!

BTW. let's discuss (and patch) turbostat on linux-pm, rather than on lkml.

thanks,
-Len


On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:59 AM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
<hmh@hmh.eng.br> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jul 2017, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
>> A common way of determining if the system is a virtual machine is to
>> search /proc/cpuinfo flags entry for "hypervisor". turbostat must output
>> a proper error message when found.
>
> Maybe you could output that message only if it fails to both use
> /dev/msr and perf *and* it is under a virtual machine? That would have
> better forward compatibility, maybe someday /dev/msr or perf will work
> inside a VM for what turbostat needs...
>
> --
> Henrique Holschuh



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Len Brown, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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