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Date:   Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:07:41 +0100
From:   John Garry <>
To:     Ganapatrao Kulkarni <>
CC:     Will Deacon <>,
        Shaokun Zhang <>,
        Ganapatrao Kulkarni <>,
        <>, Linuxarm <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        "Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo" <>,
        Alexander Shishkin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] perf vendor events arm64: Add hip08 implementation
 defined PMU core events

On 25/10/2017 11:06, Ganapatrao Kulkarni wrote:
> Hi John,
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM, John Garry <> wrote:
>>>> #Family-model,Version,Filename,EventType
>>>> 0x00000000420f5160,v1,cavium,core
>>>> 0x00000000420f5161,v1,cavium,core
>>> certainly, there is Part number(PartNum, bits [15:4] ) change from
>>> thunderx2 to thunderx3.
>>> thunderx3 should have its own json file describing all its supported
>>> events.
>>> same applies to other SoCs as well.
>>> IIUC, the idea of ignoring Revision and Variants is that, the PMU
>>> design/version wont change across Revisions and Variants.
>> Hi Ganapatrao,
>> Right, I should have modified the part num for my illustration, but I am
>> still concerned. Please see my example in the other mail and check what I am
>> missing.

Hi Ganapatrao,

> ok, then my original naming was more appropriate.

It was better.

For now, until we introduce > 1 json per vendor, we're fine with the 
structure as-is.

> i.e have josn files defined in SoC directory, instead of having single
> vendor directory for all SoC json files.
> like,
>           pmu-events/arch/arm64/thunderx2
>           pmu-events/arch/arm64/thunderx3
>           pmu-events/arch/arm64/hip08
>           pmu-events/arch/arm64/hip09

We're now looking (slowly) at the task of factoring out the common, 
ARM-recommended events, and this directory structure issue is not a 
blocker, but clarification would be nice.


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