Re: [PATCH] mm: cache largest vma

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Wed Nov 06 2013 - 01:01:40 EST

* Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > But success primarily depends on how useful the tooling UI turns out
> > to be: create a nice Slang or GTK UI for kprobes and triggers, and/or
> > turn it into a really intuitive command line UI, and people will use
> > it.
> >
> > I think annotated assembly/source output is a really nice match for
> > triggers and kprobes, so I'd suggest the Slang TUI route ...
> yep, current toggling command line UI is not much user friendly
> but perhaps we should leave it there (because it seems it wont get much
> better anyway) and focus more on Slang UI as the target one..
> CCing Arnaldo ;-)

Btw., I think we should do the TUI interface _before_ we can merge the
kernel changes. Frankly, 'not very user friendly' means that it's not used
(and tested) much - which begs the question: why merge the feature at all?

Making a new kernel feature usable to as many people as possible must be a
primary concern, not an afterthought.


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