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Date:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:11:32 -0200
From:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
To:	Stephane Eranian <>
Cc:	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Roberto Agostino Vitillo <>,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 13/18] perf: add support for taken branch sampling
	to perf report

Em Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 05:53:53PM +0100, Stephane Eranian escreveu:
> Ok, so I looked at that today. Adding the feature bit is trivial.
> But what's not easy is to get to the feature bit in perf report
> by the time we need it. Very quickly after parsing the options,
> we setup a bunch of things such as browser mode, sorting
> order based on the -b option. But to get to the feature bit, we
> would need to wait until after the session is created in
> __cmd_report() which is way later.
> So we either hoist perf_session__new() very early, i.e., as soon
> as we have the filename or we write yet another parse_header()
> function just to get to the feature bits. I would rather choose the
> first option. But none is really pretty...
> Arnaldo, any better idea?

Humm, lemme see...

By the time we need it is when we do setup_sorting, right? Perhaps we
can delay that till after we do perf_session__new and thus have read the

/me looks at the code.

- Arnaldo
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