Re: [PATCH 1/3] perf/x86/intel: output LBR support statement after validation
From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Jun 02 2016 - 12:04:37 EST
I don't think the context switch support is really needed. It's only
needed for saving/restoring LBRs, and we only do that with LBR callstacks.
In any other LBR mode that LBRs are only flushed on context switch
But LBR callstacks will never put kernel addresses into the LBRs
because they are forced to set a ring 3 filter. So you can't have
kernel addresses in the LBR when saving/restoring them
(unless I missed some case)
Dropping that will likely simplify the patch somewhat.