On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 02:17:07PM -0800, Sodagudi Prasad wrote:

> > This is horrible.. and you seem to have forgotten to explain why you
> > care about offline CPUs.
> Up to 4.9 kernel, drivers can register cpu hotplug notfiters and drivers are
> able to create perf events dynamically based cpu notifies callback events.
> As cpu hot plug is converted to state machine approach from hot plug
> notifiers,  every driver need to define a cpuhp state and registers with cpu
> hotplug state machine for creating perf events dynamically.
> Qualcomm have use cases to monitor the cpu cycles and other hw events
> continuously on all cpus from kernel and profiling tools.
> So we are thinking that there could be other soc vendors, who are interested
> in perf events preserving across cpu hot plug and perf events creation on
> hot plugged cores.

But _why_ are you hotplugging to begin with? Just don't do that.

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