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Date:   Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:15:28 -0700
From:   Eduardo Valentin <eduval@...zon.com>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
CC:     Eduardo Valentin <eduval@...zon.com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, <x86@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>,
        Kan Liang <kan.liang@...ux.intel.com>,
        Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
        "Jia Zhang" <qianyue.zj@...baba-inc.com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] perf/x86/intel: make error messages less confusing

On a system with X86_FEATURE_ARCH_PERFMON disabled
and with a model not known by family PMU drivers,
user gets a kernel message log like the following:
[ 0.100114] Performance Events: unsupported p6 CPU model 85 no PMU driver, software events only.

The "unsupported .. CPU" part may be confusing for some
users. Rewording the messages on the failure path to:
[ 0.667154] Performance Events: unknown p6 PMU on CPU model 85: !X86_FEATURE_ARCH_PERFMON: no PMU driver, software events only.

Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
Cc: x86@...nel.org
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
Cc: Kan Liang <kan.liang@...ux.intel.com>
Cc: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>
Cc: Eduardo Valentin <eduval@...zon.com>
Cc: Jia Zhang <qianyue.zj@...baba-inc.com>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Reported-by: Matt Wilson <msw@...zon.com>
Signed-off-by: Eduardo Valentin <eduval@...zon.com>
---
 arch/x86/events/intel/core.c | 15 +++++++++++----
 arch/x86/events/intel/p4.c   |  2 +-
 arch/x86/events/intel/p6.c   |  3 ++-
 3 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c b/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
index 86f0c15dcc2d..b57a16997ee6 100644
--- a/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
+++ b/arch/x86/events/intel/core.c
@@ -3884,15 +3884,22 @@ __init int intel_pmu_init(void)
 	char *name;
 
 	if (!cpu_has(&boot_cpu_data, X86_FEATURE_ARCH_PERFMON)) {
+		int ret = -ENODEV;
+
 		switch (boot_cpu_data.x86) {
 		case 0x6:
-			return p6_pmu_init();
+			ret = p6_pmu_init();
+			break;
 		case 0xb:
-			return knc_pmu_init();
+			ret = knc_pmu_init();
+			break;
 		case 0xf:
-			return p4_pmu_init();
+			ret = p4_pmu_init();
+			break;
 		}
-		return -ENODEV;
+		if (ret)
+			pr_cont(" !X86_FEATURE_ARCH_PERFMON: ");
+		return ret;
 	}
 
 	/*
diff --git a/arch/x86/events/intel/p4.c b/arch/x86/events/intel/p4.c
index d32c0eed38ca..963d2b0600f6 100644
--- a/arch/x86/events/intel/p4.c
+++ b/arch/x86/events/intel/p4.c
@@ -1346,7 +1346,7 @@ __init int p4_pmu_init(void)
 
 	rdmsr(MSR_IA32_MISC_ENABLE, low, high);
 	if (!(low & (1 << 7))) {
-		pr_cont("unsupported Netburst CPU model %d ",
+		pr_cont("unknown Netburst PMU on CPU model %d: ",
 			boot_cpu_data.x86_model);
 		return -ENODEV;
 	}
diff --git a/arch/x86/events/intel/p6.c b/arch/x86/events/intel/p6.c
index 408879b0c0d4..221e374299b2 100644
--- a/arch/x86/events/intel/p6.c
+++ b/arch/x86/events/intel/p6.c
@@ -269,7 +269,8 @@ __init int p6_pmu_init(void)
 		break;
 
 	default:
-		pr_cont("unsupported p6 CPU model %d ", boot_cpu_data.x86_model);
+		pr_cont("unknown p6 PMU on CPU model %d: ",
+			boot_cpu_data.x86_model);
 		return -ENODEV;
 	}
 
-- 
2.18.0

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