Re: [PATCH] perf: fix the is_software_event() definition

From: Frederic Weisbecker
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 07:07:58 EST

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 12:53:36PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-01-18 at 12:13 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 15:12 +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> >
> > > You need to also call pmu->disable() if it is a software event,
> > > because a breakpoint needs to be unregistered in hardware level
> > > too.
> >
> > breakpoint isn't a software pmu. But yeah, enable and disable need to
> > match.
> That is, it shouldn't be a software pmu, because we assume software
> events can always be scheduled, whereas that's definitely not so for the
> breakpoint one.
> Which seems to suggest the following
> ---
> Subject: perf: fix the is_software_event() definition
> When adding the breakpoint pmu Frederic forgot to exclude it from being
> a software event. While we're at it, make it an inclusive expression.
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@xxxxxxxxx>


But then Stephane will need to update his patch and use
something else than is_software_event() to guess if an event
needs its pmu->enable/disable to be called.

A kind of helper that can tell: I am not handled by

But I suck too much in naming to propose something sane :)

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