Re: [PATCH 1/6] perf_counter: powerpc: Enable use of softwarecounters on 32-bit powerpc

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Sat Jun 20 2009 - 06:32:30 EST

* Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 16:27 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > I think it would be nice to have more platform support in .31.
> > Perfcounters is a brand-new feature so there's no risk of
> > regression. In the end it will depend on Linus to pull of course,
> > and BenH can veto it too if he'd like no more PowerPC changes in
> > this cycle. Worst-case it's all .32 material.
> There have been little PowerPC changes in this cycle and I agree
> with you on that it's a nice feature to have with little risk of
> regression.

Ok - thanks - i'll push it to Linus probably later today.

> In fact, I also have an up-to-date (and hopefully working)
> irqtrace/lockdep patch for 32-bit powerpc (we only do 64-bit right
> now) that I'm considering merging this time around, the benefit it
> brings is worth the risk I believe.

Nice :-)

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