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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] perf, tools: Don't force MetricExprs to lower case
On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:31:51PM +0800, Wangnan (F) wrote:

SNIP

> > > > Ok. If it works it's fine for me.
> > well it works, but it means that bpf file cannot contains any directory
> > part.. which im not sure is ok with bpf folks ;-) anyone?
>
> Sorry I didn't see this thread these days.
>
> Do you think adding a special escape character to suppress BPF
> name parsing in a event is a good idea? for example:
>
> % perf stat -e cpu/uops_executed.core,cmask=1/ true
> bpf: builtin compilation failed: -95, try external compiler
> ERROR: problems with path cpu/uops_executed.c: No such file or directory
> event syntax error: 'cpu/uops_executed.core,cmask=1/'
> \___ Failed to load cpu/uops_executed.c from source:
> Error when compiling BPF scriptlet. Add a leading '@' to avoid BPF syntax
>
> % perf stat -e @cpu/uops_executed.core,cmask=1/ true
> ...
>

if we go this way, I'd rather mark the bpf syntax
instead of changing the generic event format,
like Andi suggested in some earlier email

but maybe we can workaround this with patch
I sent in my last email

thanks,
jirka

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