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Date:   Mon, 8 Jul 2019 17:09:09 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <>
To:     Wei Wang <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 12/12] KVM/VMX/vPMU: support to report

On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:23:19AM +0800, Wei Wang wrote:
> This patch enables the LBR related features in Arch v4 in advance,
> though the current vPMU only has v2 support. Other arch v4 related
> support will be enabled later in another series.
> Arch v4 supports streamlined Freeze_LBR_on_PMI. According to the SDM,
> the LBR_FRZ bit is set to global status when debugctl.freeze_lbr_on_pmi
> has been set and a PMI is generated. The CTR_FRZ bit is set when
> debugctl.freeze_perfmon_on_pmi is set and a PMI is generated.

(that's still a misnomer; it is: freeze_perfmon_on_overflow)


Who uses that v4 crud? It's broken. It looses events between overflow
and PMI.

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