Re: [PATCH 1/2] perf tools: Add 'perf-config' command

From: Namhyung Kim
Date: Sat Apr 18 2015 - 23:28:25 EST

Hi Taeung,

On Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 02:02:08PM +0900, Taewoong Song wrote:
> Hi, Namhyung
> Thanks for your review and advices :)
> There is a question which may be weird, followed by
> > On Apr 13, 2015, at 3:16 PM, Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Taeung,
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 11:44:48PM +0900, Taeung Song wrote:
> >> The perf configuration file contains many variables which can make
> >> the perf command's action more effective and more skilful.
> >> But looking through state of configuration is difficult and
> >> there's no knowing what kind of other variables except variables in perfconfig.example exist.
> >> So This patch adds 'perf-config' command with '--all' option and a document for it.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Taeung Song <treeze.taeung@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:treeze.taeung@xxxxxxxxx>>
> >> ---
> >
> > Thanks for your work!
> >
> > I think the documentation updates need to be shared with tools
> > manpages, or at least they can point to this document for details.
> > This can be further work though. ;-)
> >
> Sorry I donât understand this share very well.
> How can I share the documentation with tools manpages ?

I mean you can add a description for some feature to link the config
document or vice versa. Many of those description can be added to the
tool manpage or cross-reference config option at least.

For example, I sent a patch for children overhead documentation so you
can just add 'see perf-report(1) for more details' into the
description of the config option instead of repeating the whole
contents. Or use asciidoc's 'include' macro to include the (part of)
doc directly if possible.

> And are there people who can help the document to be modified with more detail info ?
> Are they contributors for doc ?

Unfortunately, very few people donated their time to improve the
documentation until now.

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