Resend: [PATCH] oprofile support for Power 5++
maynardj at us.ibm.com
Wed Jul 11 07:33:48 EST 2007
Will Schmidt wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-10 at 15:31 -0500, Michael Neuling wrote:
>>>>Does it make more sense to call this "ppc64/power5+rev3"?
>>>This is a change to support new counter setup for oprofile. It may be the
>>>same if there is a revision 4 or 5 etc. So since the internal name was ++
I have no idea if there will be a revision 4, etc, but I'm assuming the
behavior would be the same as rev 3. So I'm not in favor of changing
this string to include "rev3" in it. But whatever decision is made, I
hope it can be made soon. The OProfile community is testing a release
candidate right now that includes the userspace portion of this issue
which checks for the string "ppc64/power5++". We hope to GA this next
oprofile release very soon.
>>>I followed that convention.
> There is an oprofile change already made, or in-flight, or at least
> submitted, that will be looking for the "power5++" string, so if the
> string changes here, it'll need to be changed there too.
> ( http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.oprofile/4670 )
>>I'm not too fussed, but if rev 4 comes out, the counters change and we
>>need power5+++, it's gonna look pretty silly :-)
> silly, but would be funny to see. :-)
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