[PATCH 5/5] perf, x86: Move NMI clearing to end of PMI handler after the counter registers are reset
From: Andi Kleen
Date: Tue Feb 12 2013 - 17:04:42 EST
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
This avoids some problems with spurious PMIs on Haswell.
Haswell seems to behave more like P4 in this regard. Do
the same thing as the P4 perf handler by unmasking
the NMI only at the end. Shouldn't make any difference
for earlier family 6 cores.
Tested on Haswell, IvyBridge, Westmere, Saltwell (Atom)
Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c | 16 ++++++----------
1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event_intel.c
index 0bf19f3..e989775 100644
@@ -1122,16 +1122,6 @@ static int intel_pmu_handle_irq(struct pt_regs *regs)
cpuc = &__get_cpu_var(cpu_hw_events);
- * Some chipsets need to unmask the LVTPC in a particular spot
- * inside the nmi handler. As a result, the unmasking was pushed
- * into all the nmi handlers.
- * This handler doesn't seem to have any issues with the unmasking
- * so it was left at the top.
- apic_write(APIC_LVTPC, APIC_DM_NMI);
handled = intel_pmu_drain_bts_buffer();
status = intel_pmu_get_status();
@@ -1191,6 +1181,12 @@ again:
+ * Only unmask the NMI after the overflow counters
+ * have been reset. This avoids spurious NMIs on
+ * Haswell CPUs.
+ apic_write(APIC_LVTPC, APIC_DM_NMI);
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