Re: KVM usability

From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date: Sun Mar 07 2010 - 13:02:18 EST

Em Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 11:35:31AM +0200, Avi Kivity escreveu:
> perf really is wonderful, but to be really competitive, and usable to
> more developers, it needs to be in a graphical environment. I want
> 'perf report' output to start out collapsed and drill down by clicking
> on a tree widget. Clicking on a function name opens its definition.
> 'perf annotate' should display annotations on my editor window, not in a
> pager. I should be able to check events on a list, not using 'perf
> list'.

Do you really think that more kernel developers would use perf more
frequently if it had some GUI?

I plan to work on a ncurses tool combining aspects of the existing perf
tools, integrating them more, like you suggest above, but even having
worked on a pygtk tool that is close to the kernel [1], I'm unsure if
doing it using gtk or QT would be something that would entice more
developers to use it.

- Arnaldo

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