Re: [PATCH 1/3] perf/e6500: Make event translations available in sysfs

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Mon Feb 09 2015 - 15:40:28 EST

> I'll NAK any external 'download area' (and I told that Andi
> before): tools/perf/event-tables/ or so is a good enough
> 'download area' with fast enough update cycles.

The proposal was to put it on, similar to how
external firmware blobs are distributed. CPU event lists
are data sheets, so are like firmware. They do not
follow the normal kernel code licenses. They are not
source code. They cannot be reviewed in the normal way.

> If any 'update' of event descriptions is needed it can
> happen through the distro package mechanism, or via a
> simple 'git pull' if it's compiled directly.
> Lets not overengineer this with any dependence on an
> external site and with a separate update mechanism - lets
> just get the tables into tools/ and see it from there...

That experiment has been already done for oprofile,
didn't work very well.


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