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Re: [PATCH RFC 0/2] ignore LBR-related MSRs




On Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:06:48 -0500
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 02:43:01PM +0300, Jan Dakinevich wrote:
> > w2k16 essentials fails to boot if underlying hypervisor lacks of
> > support for LBR MSRs. To workaround the issue, it suggessted to
> > ignore these MSRs (but not all).
> 
> This is without any hyperv enablement? Meaning normal stock guest?
> 

Yes, it is normal guest. No hyperv enlightenments were enabled, and
"-cpu host" was specified in QEMU command line.

> > 
> > The information, which MSRs are supported for specific platform is
> > taken from perf, it is the subject of the first patch. The second
> > patch adds ignoring for these MSRs to pmu_intel code of KVM.
> > 
> > TODO: use MSR load/store areas to make full support of LBR debug.
> > 
> > Jan Dakinevich (2):
> >   perf/x86/intel: make reusable LBR initialization code
> >   KVM: x86/vPMU: ignore access to LBR-related MSRs
> > 
> >  arch/x86/events/core.c            |   8 +-
> >  arch/x86/events/intel/core.c      |  59 +++------
> >  arch/x86/events/intel/lbr.c       | 272
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
> > arch/x86/events/perf_event.h      |  27 +---
> > arch/x86/include/asm/kvm_host.h   |   2 +
> > arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event.h |  11 ++
> > arch/x86/kvm/pmu_intel.c          |  33 +++++ 7 files changed, 250
> > insertions(+), 162 deletions(-)
> > 
> > -- 
> > 2.1.4
> > 



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Best regards
Jan Dakinevich