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Re: [Xen-devel] LVTPC masking in Intel VPMU code

>>> On 27.03.13 at 22:34, Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Can someone explain why we have these lines in 
> vpmu_core2.c:core2_vpmu_do_interrupt():
>      apic_write_around(APIC_LVTPC, apic_read(APIC_LVTPC) & 
>      ...
>      vlapic_set_reg(vlapic, APIC_LVTPC, vlapic_lvtpc | APIC_LVT_MASKED);
> There is similar code in Linux oprofile with a comment that this is done 
> due to some sort of
> a quirk on P4 and PentiumM. Is this why it's in 
> core2_vpmu_do_interrupt() as well?
> I don't see a quirk like this in Linux perf code.

Haitao, you contributed that code a long while back. Any comment?


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