Re: [PATCH 1/6] perf, x86: Basic Haswell LBR call stack support
From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 07:23:16 EST
On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:33 PM, Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-10-22 at 14:11 +0800, Yan, Zheng wrote:
> > + /* LBR callstack does not work well with FREEZE_LBRS_ON_PMI */
> > + if (!cpuc->lbr_sel || !(cpuc->lbr_sel->config & LBR_CALL_STACK))
> > + debugctl |= DEBUGCTLMSR_FREEZE_LBRS_ON_PMI;
Is this a bug or a feature?
> How useful it is without this? How many calls between PMI and us getting
> to intel_pmu_lbr_read()?
Agreed with Peter. Freeze on PMI is critical for LBR in general.
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