Re: [perf] howto switch from pfmon

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 08:23:26 EST

On Tue, 2009-06-23 at 14:12 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am trying to play with perfcounters in current git (actually in latest
> > mmotm). I'd like to reproduce what I previously did with pfmon, but I
> > couldn't so far.
> >
> > Something like
> > pfmon --follow-exec 'foobar' -e
> > -- <shell script>
> > gives the number of memory accesses to dram node #0 and #1 for all
> > processes whose name matches 'foobar'.
> My understanding based on recent emails on the topic is that the
> perfctr gods decreed you are not to do any of this because they cannot
> think of a use case for it, therefore none exist.

I wouldn't put it like that.

But we haven't gotten around to implementing uncore pmu stuff --
assuming that is what was meant.

What would be accurate is to say that we think uncore is a lot less
interesting that a lot of other pmu features.

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