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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/12] perf trace: Python scripting support
    On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 22:37 +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
    > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 02:27:51AM -0600, Tom Zanussi wrote:
    > > This patchset adds a Python scripting engine to perf trace. In the
    > > process, it also creates a scripting-engines directory under perf/util
    > > and moves the existing Perl support there, to avoid cluttering the
    > > main perf/util directory with scripting support files.
    > >
    > > It also includes some minor bugfixes and adds Documentation for the
    > > Python support, which includes a step-by-step example detailing how to
    > > write a new trace stream processing script using Python.
    > >
    > > Finally, it adds several new scripts, all dealing with aggregation of
    > > system call trace data. To make those scripts more user-friendly, it
    > > adds a couple patches that export some of the syscall metadata, enough
    > > to allow syscall names rather than raw numbers to be printed in the
    > > output.
    > Sorry to answer that late.
    > This looks very nice! And seeing how you made it easy to plug
    > new languages, and how easy it is to write trace report scripts,
    > this looks like a cool new step for the tracing over perf tools.
    > Focusing on scripts to post-process the tracing will certainly
    > accelerate the movement in this area.
    > I've looked at some patches in the set, this looks good at
    > a first glance. I'll review it in detail and test it, and
    > then apply/push it if I don't encounter problems.

    No problem, thanks for reviewing them!

    They've been working fine for me - playing with the Python support over
    the past few weeks, I haven't seen any problems, but there's one other
    patch that came up later that you might also want to take a look, with
    the title [PATCH] perf record: filter out perf process tracepoint
    events. Here's a link to that patch, in case you've lost track of it:



    > Thanks a lot!

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