Re: [RFC PATCH] MIPS: Oprofile: Drop support

From: Matt Redfearn
Date: Tue Apr 24 2018 - 09:52:18 EST

On 24/04/18 14:05, James Hogan wrote:
On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 01:55:54PM +0100, Matt Redfearn wrote:
Since it appears that MIPS oprofile support is currently broken, core
oprofile is not getting many updates and not as many architectures
implement support for it compared to perf, remove the MIPS support.

That sounds reasonable to me. Any idea how long its been broken?

Sorry, not yet. I haven't yet looked into where/how it's broken that would narrow that down...

The other thing to bear in mind is that the userspace tools have not seen any MIPS additions since 2010, the last commit being to add 1004K and 34K support:

Though I'm not sure if anyone is maintaining a vendor specific fork containing further support.

I'll let it sit on the list for a bit in case anybody does object and
wants to fix it instead.

Cool, sounds good.