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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2 -tip] perf_counter: parse-events.c introduce alias member in event_symbol
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    On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 18:30 +0530, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
    > On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 13:32 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    >
    > > Another nice thing would be for 'perf list' to actually start each
    > > counter and stop it - and see whether it ticks. Perhaps that could
    > > be a new sub-command: 'perf test' ?
    > >
    > > New 'perf' subcommands are added easily:
    > >
    > > create a new tools/perf/builtin-foo.c file, add it to
    > > command-list.txt and to the Makefile - add it to perf.c's array of
    > > built-in commands and add a Documentation/perf-foo.txt file to
    > > generate manpages and usage strings for it.
    > >
    >
    > Ok this is just a ugly quick hack to get the idea what actually you are
    > looking for :
    >
    > [RFC] perf_counter tools: introduce perf test to test each event for ticks
    >
    > perf test to Test all events for whether it ticks
    >
    > $ perf test
    >
    > Performance counter stats for 'test':
    >
    > task-clock-msecs Tick
    > context-switches Tick
    > CPU-migrations Tick
    > page-faults Tick
    > cycles Tick
    > instructions Tick
    > cache-references Tick
    > cache-misses Tick
    >
    > 0.007693869 seconds time elapsed.

    Please let me know should I need to test all events (Hardware +
    Software) and/or selective event based on user request.
    And what should be output looks like.

    Thanks,
    --
    JSR



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