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    SubjectRe: [Cbe-oss-dev] [Patch 1/3] User OProfile support for the IBM CELL processor SPU event profiling
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    On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 16:18 -0800, Carl Love wrote:
    > This patch adds the SPU event profiling support for the IBM Cell
    > processor to the list of available events. The opcontrol script
    > patches include a test to see if there is a new cell specific file
    > in the kernel oprofile file system. If the file exists, then the
    > kernel supports SPU event profiling.
    >
    > Signed-off-by: Carl Love <carll@us.ibm.com>
    >

    > Index: oprofile-cvs/doc/oprofile.xml
    > ===================================================================
    > --- oprofile-cvs.orig/doc/oprofile.xml
    > +++ oprofile-cvs/doc/oprofile.xml
    > @@ -123,6 +123,10 @@ For information on how to use OProfile's
    > of 2.6.22 or more recent. Additionally, full support of SPE profiling requires a BFD library
    > from binutils code dated January 2007 or later. To ensure the proper BFD support exists, run
    > the <code>configure</code> utility with <code>--with-target=cell-be</code>.
    > +
    > + Profiling the Cell Broadband Engine using SPU events requires a kernel version of 2.6.TBD or
    ^^^

    Not sure if you missed that, or it's still TBD, but careful it doesn't
    get merged like that.

    cheers

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    Michael Ellerman
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