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Date:   Wed, 25 Oct 2023 19:26:41 +0800
From:   "Mi, Dapeng" <dapeng1.mi@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Jim Mattson <jmattson@...gle.com>
Cc:     Sean Christopherson <seanjc@...gle.com>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>, kvm@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Zhenyu Wang <zhenyuw@...ux.intel.com>,
        Zhang Xiong <xiong.y.zhang@...el.com>,
        Mingwei Zhang <mizhang@...gle.com>,
        Like Xu <like.xu.linux@...il.com>,
        Dapeng Mi <dapeng1.mi@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [kvm-unit-tests Patch 4/5] x86: pmu: Support validation for Intel
 PMU fixed counter 3


On 10/25/2023 3:05 AM, Jim Mattson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 12:51 AM Dapeng Mi <dapeng1.mi@...ux.intel.com> wrote:
>> Intel CPUs, like Sapphire Rapids, introduces a new fixed counter
>> (fixed counter 3) to counter/sample topdown.slots event, but current
>> code still doesn't cover this new fixed counter.
>>
>> So add code to validate this new fixed counter.
> Can you explain how this "validates" anything?


I may not describe the sentence clearly. This would validate the fixed 
counter 3 can count the slots event and get a valid count in a 
reasonable range. Thanks.


>
>> Signed-off-by: Dapeng Mi <dapeng1.mi@...ux.intel.com>
>> ---
>>   x86/pmu.c | 3 ++-
>>   1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/x86/pmu.c b/x86/pmu.c
>> index 1bebf493d4a4..41165e168d8e 100644
>> --- a/x86/pmu.c
>> +++ b/x86/pmu.c
>> @@ -46,7 +46,8 @@ struct pmu_event {
>>   }, fixed_events[] = {
>>          {"fixed 1", MSR_CORE_PERF_FIXED_CTR0, 10*N, 10.2*N},
>>          {"fixed 2", MSR_CORE_PERF_FIXED_CTR0 + 1, 1*N, 30*N},
>> -       {"fixed 3", MSR_CORE_PERF_FIXED_CTR0 + 2, 0.1*N, 30*N}
>> +       {"fixed 3", MSR_CORE_PERF_FIXED_CTR0 + 2, 0.1*N, 30*N},
>> +       {"fixed 4", MSR_CORE_PERF_FIXED_CTR0 + 3, 1*N, 100*N}
>>   };
>>
>>   char *buf;
>> --
>> 2.34.1
>>

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