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SubjectRe: [RFC] perf/x86/intel: Disable check_msr for real hw
> > The other hypervisors are relatively obscure, but eventually
> > someone will hit problems.
>
> any idea if there's any other flag/way we could use to detect those?

I'm not aware of a generic way to detect any hypervisor unfortunately.

There are hypervisor reserved cpuid ranges, in theory you could
probe the existence of those. But there might be always some which
don't have extra CPUIDs.

>
> adding few virtualization folks to the loop
> and attaching the original patch
>
> thanks,
> jirka
>
>
> ---
> Tom Vaden reported false failure of check_msr function, because
> some servers can do POST tracing and enable LBR tracing during
> the boot.

Just to understand the original problem, the LBR registers
get locked somehow? It would be reasonable to not use LBRs
in this case. We just need to make sure everything
else is still probed.

-Andi

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