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

From: Scott Wood
Date: Tue Feb 10 2015 - 19:20:16 EST

On Mon, 2015-02-09 at 21:40 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > 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.

How is it different from describing registers and bits in driver header
files? What does it mean to talk about a license on information, rather
than the expression of information?


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