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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: "Xu, Like" <like.xu@intel.com>
Cc: Like Xu <like.xu@linux.intel.com>,
	Kan Liang <kan.liang@linux.intel.com>,
	Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>,
	eranian@google.com, kvm@vger.kernel.org,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>,
	Wanpeng Li <wanpengli@tencent.com>,
	Jim Mattson <jmattson@google.com>, Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>,
	wei.w.wang@intel.com, luwei.kang@intel.com,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 04/17] perf: x86/ds: Handle guest PEBS overflow PMI and inject it to guest
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:44:40 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YAGqWNl2FKxVussV@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2c197d5a-09a8-968c-a942-c95d18983c9d@intel.com>

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 10:30:13PM +0800, Xu, Like wrote:

> > Are you sure? Spurious NMI/PMIs are known to happen anyway. We have far
> > too much code to deal with them.
> 
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20170628130748.GI5981@leverpostej/T/
> 
> In the rr workload, the commit change "the PMI interrupts in skid region
> should be dropped"
> is reverted since some users complain that:
> 
> > It seems to me that it might be reasonable to ignore the interrupt if
> > the purpose of the interrupt is to trigger sampling of the CPUs
> > register state.  But if the interrupt will trigger some other
> > operation, such as a signal on an fd, then there's no reason to drop
> > it.
> 
> I assume that if the PMI drop is unacceptable, either will spurious PMI
> injection.
> 
> I'm pretty open if you insist that we really need to do this for guest PEBS
> enabling.

That was an entirely different issue. We were dropping events on the
floor because they'd passed priv boundaries. So there was an actual
event, and we made it go away.

What we're talking about here is raising an PMI with BUFFER_OVF set,
even if the DS is empty. That should really be harmless. We'll take the
PMI, find there's nothing there, and do nothing.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-15 14:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-04 13:15 [PATCH v3 00/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add support to enable Guest PEBS via DS Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 01/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Set MSR_IA32_MISC_ENABLE_EMON bit when vPMU is enabled Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 02/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Use IA32_PERF_CAPABILITIES to adjust features visibility Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 03/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Introduce the ctrl_mask value for fixed counter Like Xu
2021-01-13 18:06   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-14  1:58     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 04/17] perf: x86/ds: Handle guest PEBS overflow PMI and inject it to guest Like Xu
2021-01-13 18:22   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-13 18:27     ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-14  3:39     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 12:01       ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 14:30         ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 14:44           ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2021-01-15 15:12             ` Xu, Like
2021-01-25  8:26             ` Like Xu
2021-01-25 11:47               ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-02-02  6:31                 ` Xu, Like
2021-01-14 18:55   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15  2:49     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 17:42       ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-22  5:30         ` Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 05/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Reprogram guest PEBS event to emulate guest PEBS counter Like Xu
2021-01-15 11:33   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 13:53     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 06/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add IA32_PEBS_ENABLE MSR emulation for extended PEBS Like Xu
2021-01-05 21:11   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-07 12:38     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 14:46   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-15 15:29     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 07/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add IA32_DS_AREA MSR emulation to manage guest DS buffer Like Xu
2021-01-05 21:16   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-08  3:05     ` Xu, Like
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 08/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add PEBS_DATA_CFG MSR emulation to support adaptive PEBS Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 09/17] KVM: x86: Set PEBS_UNAVAIL in IA32_MISC_ENABLE when PEBS is enabled Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 10/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Expose CPUIDs feature bits PDCM, DS, DTES64 Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 11/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Adjust precise_ip to emulate Ice Lake guest PDIR counter Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 12/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Disable guest PEBS when counters are cross-mapped Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 13/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add hook to emulate pebs for cross-mapped counters Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 14/17] KVM: vmx/pmu: Limit pebs_interrupt_threshold in the guest DS area Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 15/17] KVM: vmx/pmu: Rewrite applicable_counters field in guest PEBS records Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 16/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Save guest pebs reset values when pebs is configured Like Xu
2021-01-04 13:15 ` [PATCH v3 17/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Adjust guest pebs reset values for crpss-mapped counters Like Xu
2021-01-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 00/17] KVM: x86/pmu: Add support to enable Guest PEBS via DS Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15  2:02   ` Xu, Like
2021-01-15 17:57     ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15 18:27       ` Andi Kleen
2021-01-15 18:51         ` Sean Christopherson
2021-01-15 19:11           ` Andi Kleen
2021-01-22  9:56           ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25  8:08             ` Like Xu
2021-01-25 11:13               ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25 12:07                 ` Xu, Like
2021-01-25 12:18                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-25 12:53                     ` Xu, Like

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