Re: [PATCH 2/2] perf/x86/intel/pt: Fail event creation if VMX operation is on
From: Alexander Shishkin
Date: Wed Feb 15 2017 - 08:09:38 EST
Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Em Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:34:58AM +0200, Alexander Shishkin escreveu:
>> Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > Em Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 03:24:16PM +0200, Alexander Shishkin escreveu:
>> > Yeah, I saw that as well, and Andi told me about this limitation, so,
>> > for quite a while now, everytime I need to test PT on the only machine I
>> > have with it, I have to stop my kvm sessions :-\
>> > Thanks for working on this!
>> Well, we can't make the limitation go away. You'll still have to stop
>> kvms to get any 'meaningful' PT data.
> If we can't make the limitation go away we need to at least warn users
> instead of let 'perf record' sit there doing nothing and then at the end
> return as if everything went well only to when trying to use 'perf
> script' nothing will appear.
I tend to like Peter's idea about PERF_RECORD_AUX with a PAUSED flag to