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Date:	Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:31:14 +0900
From:	Namhyung Kim <>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Paul Mackerras <>,
	Namhyung Kim <>,
	LKML <>,
	Jiri Olsa <>, Minchan Kim <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] perf stat: Pass PERF_STAT_RUN environment variable for
 each run

Hi Peter,

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 05:21:06PM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
>> When perf stat runs multiple times via -r option, it's sometimes
>> useful for a workload to know which run it executing.  So pass new
>> PERF_STAT_RUN environment variable to the workload for each run
>> (starting from 1).
> This seems counter intuitive, runs should be _identical_ otherwise
> there's no point. That means the workload should very much _not_ know
> these things.

But I think it can be useful if a workload wants to save logfiles
based on the iteration number for example.  If it doesn't want, it can
just ignore. :)

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