Re: [PATCH v1 2/5] perf/x86/intel/pt: IP filtering register/cpuid bits

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Fri Apr 22 2016 - 04:00:21 EST

On Thu, 21 Apr 2016, Borislav Petkov wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 08:55:38PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > I have to disagree here. The MSRs itself can really go into msr-index.h while
> > the bit definitions might go elsewhere. What's wrong with having all MSRs at a
> > central place?
> Same reason as for pci_ids.h - to contain only MSRs which are used in
> multiple compilation units.

That's really not the same thing. pci ids are issued by a gazillion of vendors
for a bazillion of different devices. There is no consistent view for them.

MSRs on the other hand are x86 specific registers nicely defined in the
SDM/APM and having at least the MSR defines in a single header makes a lot of