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    perf/x86: Add sysfs entry to freeze counters on SMI · 6089327f
    Kan Liang authored
    Currently, the SMIs are visible to all performance counters, because
    many users want to measure everything including SMIs. But in some
    cases, the SMI cycles should not be counted - for example, to calculate
    the cost of an SMI itself. So a knob is needed.
    When setting FREEZE_WHILE_SMM bit in IA32_DEBUGCTL, all performance
    counters will be effected. There is no way to do per-counter freeze
    on SMI. So it should not use the per-event interface (e.g. ioctl or
    event attribute) to set FREEZE_WHILE_SMM bit.
    Adds sysfs entry /sys/device/cpu/freeze_on_smi to set FREEZE_WHILE_SMM
    bit in IA32_DEBUGCTL. When set, freezes perfmon and trace messages
    while in SMM.
    Value has to be 0 or 1. It will be applied to all processors.
    Also serialize the entire setting so we don't get multiple concurrent
    threads trying to update to different values.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarKan Liang <Kan.liang@intel.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
    Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
    Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
    Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
    Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
    Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
    Cc: Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>
    Cc: acme@kernel.org
    Cc: bp@alien8.de
    Cc: jolsa@kernel.org
    Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1494600673-244667-1-git-send-email-kan.liang@intel.comSigned-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
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