Re: [PATCH/RFC v1 0/2] Human readable performance eventdescription in sysfs

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 08:43:28 EST

On Wed, 2010-01-20 at 13:31 +0000, Jamie Iles wrote:
> Personally I think this is a good idea. At the moment 'perf list' gives lots
> of events that the system isn't capable of counting. Admittedly it's fairly
> easy to see if they are supported but it would be nice if the list reflected
> the countable events. perf already does this for the tracing events so it
> would be nice if it did the same for the hardware events. I guess the same
> hierarchy would be nice too.

This seems to be missing the patch that extends perf list to report the
support and counting status for the events on the current machine :-)

Furthermore, /proc/cpuinfo should be enough information to come up with
an arch specific set of events to be translated into raw.

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