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Date:	Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:14:20 +0100
From:	Andi Kleen <>
To:	Ben Hutchings <>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <>,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: perf: Add support for full Intel event lists

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 07:39:14PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-03-05 at 11:49 -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
> [...]
> > I implemented an automatic downloader to get the event file for the
> > current CPU.  The events are stored in ~/.events.
> [...]
> This directory should be placed under $XDG_CACHE_DIR (default:
> ~/.cache), and should have a more specific name like 'perf-events'.


I don't like calling it perf-events because it will be used
by other non perf tools too. I guess pmu-events could do.

> It might be useful to also support a system directory for these,
> under /var/cache.

I don't want people shipping those.  It just causes lots 
of outdated events everywhere, like in oprofile.


-- -- Speaking for myself only.
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