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Subject[PATCH v2 15/18] perf: arm_spe: Handle guest/host exclusion flags
A side effect of supporting the SPE in guests is that we prevent the
host from collecting data whilst inside a guest thus creating a black-out
window. This occurs because instead of emulating the SPE, we share it
with our guests.

Let's accurately describe our capabilities by using the perf exclude
flags to prevent !exclude_guest and exclude_host flags from being used.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Murray <>
drivers/perf/arm_spe_pmu.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/perf/arm_spe_pmu.c b/drivers/perf/arm_spe_pmu.c
index 2d24af4cfcab..3703dbf459de 100644
--- a/drivers/perf/arm_spe_pmu.c
+++ b/drivers/perf/arm_spe_pmu.c
@@ -679,6 +679,9 @@ static int arm_spe_pmu_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
if (attr->exclude_idle)

+ if (!attr->exclude_guest || attr->exclude_host)
+ return -EOPNOTSUPP;
* Feedback-directed frequency throttling doesn't work when we
* have a buffer of samples. We'd need to manually count the
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