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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] perf changes for v3.8
On 12/17/12 3:20 AM, Gleb Natapov wrote:
> Does the regression happen because of commit 20b279ddb38c. If it does I
> think it is safe to revert it. KVM disables PEBS during guest entry now, so
> VMs shouldn't be blowing up (they do not in my testing) and if they still
> do we can disable the counter that has PEBS enabled on a guest entry too.
> Yes, if user runs "perf record -e cycles:ppG" he will not know that
> kernel ignored :pp modifier (with 20b279ddb38c he will get an error), but
> at least old binaries will continue working and new binaries can do the
> checking in userspace.

Your patch alone was not enough. Start here:

And from your response:

"Do not run perf kvm. It does not set exclude_guest and :p and :pp is
not compatible with guest profiling and should be disallowed. Again
Peter's patch takes care of this."

20b279ddb38c is Peter's patch -- kernel side enforcement that
exclude_guest needs to be set when using precise mode.


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