Re: [PATCH RESEND 0/3] perf, amd: Support for Family 16h L2IPerformance Counters
From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Wed Apr 10 2013 - 08:29:48 EST
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> * Stephane Eranian <eranian@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > * Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> On Wed, 2013-04-10 at 13:49 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> >> > Hmm.. the 15h old interface bits got merged? I thought I kept telling
>> >> > that should be done like the intel uncore stuff since the hardware
>> >> > interface wasn't retarded anymore.
>> >> Ah well, that crap seems to have slipped in in Feb when I was still a
>> >> near vegetable and not paying much attention.
>> >> /me curses a bit.
>> >> I don't suppose we can deprecate it and remove this stuff?
>> > I think we can - if there's a functional replacement.
>> Does the existing code expose a type in sysfs?
>> If not then you cannot do this transparently, I am afraid
>> because the syntax would be different, i.e., not cpu/...
> That could be compatibility-bridged over in tooling?
> I doubt these events are in heavy use.
>> I reviewed the code and tested it. But at the time, I thought
>> you had agreed on the approach used.
> I did - but PeterZ has a point, so it would be nice if we could improve on that.
I think it is doable by cloning some of the functions into an amd_unc.c file.
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