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From: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
To: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>, Ian Rogers <irogers@google.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org>,
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	Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH] perf tools: add support for lipfm4
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 17:13:20 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200311161320.GA254105@krava> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CABPqkBRQo=bEOiCFGFjwcM8TZaXMFyaL7o1hcFd6Bc3w+LhJQA@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 02:39:23PM -0700, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 12:59 PM Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 11:50:03AM -0700, Ian Rogers wrote:
> > > This patch links perf with the libpfm4 library.
> > > This library contains all the hardware event tables for all
> > > processors supported by perf_events. This is a helper library
> > > that help convert from a symbolic event name to the event
> > > encoding required by the underlying kernel interface. This
> > > library is open-source and available from: http://perfmon2.sf.net.
> >
> > For most CPUs the builtin perf JSON event support should make
> > this redundant.
> >
> We decided to post this patch to propose an alternative to the JSON
> file approach. It could be an option during the build.
> The libpfm4 library has been around for 15 years now. Therefore, it
> supports a lot of processors core and uncore and it  is very portable.
> The key value add I see is that this is a library that can be, and has
> been, used by tool developers directly in their apps. It can
> work with more than Linux perf_events interface. It is not tied to the
> interface. It has well defined and documented entry points.
> We do use libpfm4 extensively at Google in both the perf tool and
> applications. The PAPI toolkit also relies on this library.
> I don't see this as competing with the JSON approach. It is just an
> option I'd like to offer to users especially those familiar
> with it in their apps.

I dont mind having it, in fact I found really old email where I'm
asking Peter about that ;-) and he wasn't very keen about that:

not sure what was the actual reason at that time and if anything
changed since.. Peter?

btw I can't apply even that v2 on latest Arnaldo's branch


  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-11 16:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-10 18:50 [PATCH] perf tools: add support for lipfm4 Ian Rogers
2020-03-10 19:59 ` Andi Kleen
2020-03-10 21:39   ` Stephane Eranian
2020-03-11 16:13     ` Jiri Olsa [this message]
2020-03-11 19:32       ` Ian Rogers
2020-03-12 10:03         ` Jiri Olsa
2020-03-10 21:09 ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo

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