[PATCH v5 15/18] watchdog/perf: Add a weak function for an arch to detect if perf can use NMIs

Doug Anderson dianders at chromium.org
Mon Jun 12 23:55:37 AEST 2023


On Mon, Jun 12, 2023 at 3:33 AM Mark Rutland <mark.rutland at arm.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 19, 2023 at 10:18:39AM -0700, Douglas Anderson wrote:
> > On arm64, NMI support needs to be detected at runtime. Add a weak
> > function to the perf hardlockup detector so that an architecture can
> > implement it to detect whether NMIs are available.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders at chromium.org>
> > ---
> > While I won't object to this patch landing, I consider it part of the
> > arm64 perf hardlockup effort. I would be OK with the earlier patches
> > in the series landing and then not landing ${SUBJECT} patch nor
> > anything else later.
> FWIW, everything prior to this looks fine to me, so I reckon it'd be worth
> splitting the series here and getting the buddy lockup detector in first, to
> avoid a log-jam on all the subsequent NMI bits.

I think the whole series has already landed in Andrew's tree,
including the arm64 "perf" lockup detector bits. I saw all the
notifications from Andrew go through over the weekend that they were
moved from an "unstable" branch to a "stable" one and I see them at:


When I first saw Anderw land the arm64 perf lockup detector bits in
his unstable branch several weeks ago, I sent a private message to the
arm64 maintainers (yourself included) to make sure you were aware of
it and that it hadn't been caught in mail filters. I got the
impression that everything was OK. Is that not the case?


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