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SubjectRe: [RFC v1 1/9] KVM: x86: Add base address parameter for get_fixed_pmc function
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 10:38 PM Luwei Kang <luwei.kang@intel.com> wrote:
>
> PEBS output Inte PT introduces some new MSRs (MSR_RELOAD_FIXED_CTRx)
> for fixed function counters that use for autoload the preset value
> after writing out a PEBS event.
>
> Introduce base MSRs address parameter to make this function can get
> performance monitor counter structure by MSR_RELOAD_FIXED_CTRx registers.
>
> Signed-off-by: Luwei Kang <luwei.kang@intel.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/kvm/pmu.h | 5 ++---
> arch/x86/kvm/vmx/pmu_intel.c | 14 +++++++++-----
> 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kvm/pmu.h b/arch/x86/kvm/pmu.h
> index 58265f7..c62a1ff 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kvm/pmu.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/kvm/pmu.h
> @@ -93,10 +93,9 @@ static inline struct kvm_pmc *get_gp_pmc(struct kvm_pmu *pmu, u32 msr,
> }
>
> /* returns fixed PMC with the specified MSR */
> -static inline struct kvm_pmc *get_fixed_pmc(struct kvm_pmu *pmu, u32 msr)
> +static inline struct kvm_pmc *get_fixed_pmc(struct kvm_pmu *pmu, u32 msr,
> + int base)
> {
> - int base = MSR_CORE_PERF_FIXED_CTR0;
> -
> if (msr >= base && msr < base + pmu->nr_arch_fixed_counters)
> return &pmu->fixed_counters[msr - base];

IIUC, these new MSRs aren't new fixed PMCs, but are values to be
reloaded into the existing fixed PMCs when a PEBS event has been
written. This change makes it look like you are introducing an
additional set of fixed PMCs.

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