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SubjectRe: [patch] x86, perf_counter, bts: add bts to perf_counter

* Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 15:56 +0200, Markus Metzger wrote:
> > Implement a performance counter with:
> > attr.type = PERF_TYPE_HARDWARE
> > attr.config = PERF_COUNT_HW_BRANCH_INSTRUCTIONS
> > attr.sample_period = 1
> >
> > using branch trace store (BTS) on x86 hardware, if available.
> >
> > The from and to address for each branch can be sampled using:
> > PERF_SAMPLE_IP for the from address
> > PERF_SAMPLE_ADDR for the to address
> >
>
> Over all looks very nice, some comments below (could be addressed
> in a delta patch).

ok - thanks guys - i'll test this some and push it out into the
perfcounters tree. Will apply the delta patch too once it's done.

Thanks,

Ingo


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