Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] perf tools: add event modifier to requestexclusive PMU access

From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 10:55:33 EST

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 03:20:51PM +0200, Stephane Eranian wrote:
>> This patch adds the x modifier for events. It allows users to
>> request exclusive PMU access (attr->exclusive):
>> perf stat -e cycles:x ......
>> or
>> perf stat -e cpu/cycles/x ....
>> Exclusive mode is a feature of perf_events which was not yet
>> supported by the perf tool. Some events may require exclusive
>> PMU access (like on Intel SandyBridge).
> You probably should add it also to be readable from sysfs
Not sure I understand what you mean here.

x is not a HW property, this is a perf_event feature. It should NOT be
exposed in /sys/device/cpu/format/.

But maybe you're talking about a generic event exports in
But why would I expose prec_dist there. And under what name?

> (like I did with precise in my haswell patchkit)
> Then the SNB version of instructions-p can just force this
> without the user having to do anything special.
> -Andi
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