Re: Drop WARN on AMD lack of perfctrs

From: Robert Richter
Date: Fri May 17 2013 - 06:36:17 EST

On 17.05.13 11:45:51, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:27:41AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > But not all x86 hardware even has the stuff enumerated in CPUID, and
> > afaict Intel and AMD use a different CPUID bit as well, so what's
> > init_hw_perf_events() to do?
> Yeah, I think the best solution would be if we force-enable the CPUID
> bit on F10h very early and teach amd_pmu_init() to look at it. I even
> had a patch which does something like that. I could dust it off and give
> it a try... I just hope we can actually enable a reserved bit in CPUID.

The cpuid bit indicates perfctrs that do not exist, this will setup a
wrong msr range on f10h. I guess the warning is harmless and the code
works properly, but I can't tell for sure now and need to look at it.

Also, the problem occurs on f15h there *no* core perfctrs exist but
are expected, not on a f10h system.

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