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libpmc: fall-back to kernel tables if pmu-events fails

Authored by mhorne on May 11 2021, 5:33 PM.



On x86, the pmu_events table is the source of truth for finding
supported events. However, events not found there may still be present
in the kernel's static event tables. For example, the events described
by pmc.soft(3) will never be described by pmu-events, therefore they
can't be used.

Update pmc_allocate() to search the legacy event tables if
pmc_pmu_pmcallocate() fails to return a result. This allows both event
sources to be consulted before giving up, thus restoring pmc.soft(3) and
pmc.tsc(3) on x86.

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