Re: [RFC PATCH] perf: Split up buffer handling from core code

From: Frederic Weisbecker
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 11:00:05 EST

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 04:43:28PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-05-19 at 16:14 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> >
> > Great. I kept it global because I read in a review from you
> > that you wanted it to stay a visible API. But if you're fine
> > with it internal, let's move it there.
> Well, its needed as an external symbol, but the inline isn't needed.

I thought it would be nice to keep it inline for core use, as it's called
pretty often from the overflow path.

A solution is to have a perf_output_copy_inline() in internal.h
and export it through perf_output_copy() in buffer.c

> I thought that the BTS code used it as well, but apparently that code
> doesn't anymore (or never did any my memory if fuzzy).

I thought it did too, but it actually use perf_output_sample().
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