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SubjectRe: [perfmon] 2.6.19 new perfmon code base + libpfm + pfmon
Stephane Eranian wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have released another version of the perfmon new code base packages.
>
> There is no major updates in this version compared to 061127. This is
> a convenience release so that people can use plain 2.6.19.
>
> The perfmon2 kernel changes are:
> - fix UP exit bug in system-wide mode where the active context
> accounting was done incorrectly.
> - MIPS update to correct register hardware addresses (Phil Mucci)
>
> I have also released a new libpfm, libpfm-3.2-061204 with the
> following changes:
> - updated MIPS processor detection code
>
> Also a new version of pfmon, pfmon-3.2-061204 with the following changes:
> - fix various perfmon v2.0 compatibility bugs for IA-64
> - fortify return values for read() (will Cohen)
>
> Both libpfm and pfmon releases work with kernel-patch 061127 or 061204.
>
> You can grab the new packages at our web site:
>
> http://perfmon2.sf.net
>
> Enjoy,
>

Some of the ptrace functions (e.g. ptrace_may_attach in perfmon_syscall.c)
being used in the perfmon kernel patches will go away with the utrace patches:
http://people.redhat.com/roland/utrace/


-Will
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