Performance applications that use Hardware Performance Monitoring Counters do not display information correctly (2015931)
When using applications that rely on Hardware Performance Monitoring Counters, such as the Linux application
- The performance counter data does not display correctly
- The performance counter data is wrong
- The performance counter data is entirely absent from the command output
To work around this issue, use a performance-monitoring utility that does not require the use of Hardware Performance Monitoring Counters. Be sure to read the technical documentation with your performance-monitoring applications to determine if HW PMCs are a requirement for proper operations.
HW PMCs may provide a layer of performance data not visible by conventional performance monitoring utlities. However, the risks of inaccurate data being provided by utilities using HW PMCs where they are not available may result in inaccurate data reporting. As such, any application that uses HW PMCs should be avoided until such a time as this feature is enabled and supported on your chosen VMware virtualization product.
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