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SubjectRe: [patch] oprofile for ppc
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On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 05:13, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 10:29, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

>> This is basic timer profiling for ppc, tested on the
>> 2.5.62 linuxppc kernel. It's a port of the ppc64 code.
>
> I'm sure I missed something... but I fail to see the the
> interest in profiling based on sampling the instruction ptr
> on a 100 Hz basis. This is way to slow to give any useful
> results imho

This is just the first part of the code. Please merge it
into any tree you have, unless it's obviously broken.
It is useful for long-running processes that don't do
much that is tied to the clock tick. (number crunching,
maybe X, web browsers without animations, /tmp cleaner...)

The i386 port is already using 1000 Hz in the kernel,
and has 100 Hz as a non-default option. I'd really like
to have this on my Mac; lots of things would improve.

I intend to allow sampling based on the performance counter
interrupt/trap/exception and the external interrupt signal.


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