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SubjectRe: perfmon2 merge news
From: dean gaudet <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 09:51:08 -0800 (PST)

> On Fri, 16 Nov 2007, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > I didn't see a clear list.
> - cross platform extensible API for configuring perf counters
> - support for multiplexed counters
> - support for virtualized 64-bit counters
> - support for PC and call graph sampling at specific intervals
> - support for reading counters not necessarily with sampling
> - taskswitch support for counters
> - API available from userland
> - ability to self-monitor: need select/poll/etc interface
> - support for PEBS, IBS and whatever other new perf monitoring
> infrastructure the vendors through at us in the future
> - low overhead: must minimize the "probe effect" of monitoring
> - low noise in measurements: cannot achieve this in userland
> permon2 has all of this and more i've probably neglected...

I want to state that even though I've been a stickler on the system
call stuff, in general I want to see perfmon2 go into tree and I agree
with how most of the infrastructure is implemented and the features it
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