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Date:   Sat, 11 Apr 2020 00:48:30 -0700
From:   Ian Rogers <irogers@...gle.com>
To:     Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>
Cc:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com>,
        Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        Martin KaFai Lau <kafai@...com>, Yonghong Song <yhs@...com>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Igor Lubashev <ilubashe@...mai.com>,
        Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov@...ux.intel.com>,
        Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@...el.com>,
        Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>,
        Jiwei Sun <jiwei.sun@...driver.com>,
        yuzhoujian <yuzhoujian@...ichuxing.com>,
        Kan Liang <kan.liang@...ux.intel.com>,
        Jin Yao <yao.jin@...ux.intel.com>,
        Leo Yan <leo.yan@...aro.org>,
        John Garry <john.garry@...wei.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        bpf@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-perf-users <linux-perf-users@...r.kernel.org>,
        Stephane Eranian <eranian@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7] perf tools: add support for libpfm4

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 2:07 PM Ian Rogers <irogers@...gle.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 1:25 PM Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 11:40:18PM -0700, Ian Rogers wrote:
> > > From: Stephane Eranian <eranian@...gle.com>
> > >
> > > This patch links perf with the libpfm4 library if it is available and
> > > NO_LIBPFM4 isn't passed to the build. The libpfm4 library contains hardware
> > > event tables for all processors supported by perf_events. It is a helper
> > > library that helps convert from a symbolic event name to the event
> > > encoding required by the underlying kernel interface. This
> > > library is open-source and available from: http://perfmon2.sf.net.
> > >
> > > With this patch, it is possible to specify full hardware events
> > > by name. Hardware filters are also supported. Events must be
> > > specified via the --pfm-events and not -e option. Both options
> > > are active at the same time and it is possible to mix and match:
> > >
> > > $ perf stat --pfm-events inst_retired:any_p:c=1:i -e cycles ....
> > >
> > > v7 rebases and adds fallback code for libpfm4 events.
> > >    The fallback code is to force user only priv level in case the
> > >    perf_event_open() syscall failed for permissions reason.
> > >    the fallback forces a user privilege level restriction on the event string,
> > >    so depending on the syntax either u or :u is needed.
> > >
> > >    But libpfm4 can use a : or . as the separator, so simply searching
> > >    for ':' vs. '/' is not good enough to determine the syntax needed.
> > >    Therefore, this patch introduces a new evsel boolean field to mark events
> > >    coming from  libpfm4. The field is then used to adjust the fallback string.
> >
> > heya,
> > I made bunch of comments for v5, not sure you saw them:
> >   https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200323235846.104937-1-irogers@google.com/
> >
> > jirka
>
> Sorry for missing this, I will work on fixing these and thanks!
>
> Ian

v8 is available now:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200411074631.9486-1-irogers@google.com/T/#t

Thanks,
Ian

> > > v6 is a rebase.
> > > v5 is a rebase.
> > > v4 is a rebase on git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/acme/linux.git
> > >    branch perf/core and re-adds the tools/build/feature/test-libpfm4.c
> > >    missed in v3.
> > > v3 is against acme/perf/core and removes a diagnostic warning.
> > > v2 of this patch makes the --pfm-events man page documentation
> > > conditional on libpfm4 behing configured. It tidies some of the
> > > documentation and adds the feature test missed in the v1 patch.
> > >
> >
> > SNIP
> >

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