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SubjectRe: [PATCH] basic perf support for sparc
On Sat, Aug 01 2009, Anton Blanchard wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> > > Building the perf tool is somewhat involved on sparc64
> > > though, since 64-bit versions of zlib/libelf/bfd aren't
> > > directly available (at least on debian 5.x). But once you
> > > get there, it runs :-). Would it be easier/functional
> > > to build 32-bit userland perf instead?
> >
> > Same is true on ppc64, btw. How are others handling this?
>
> The requirement for libz was removed, so up until recently we only needed
> a 64bit version of elfutils which is easy to build.
>
> It looks like we now have a requirement on binutils which is considerably
> more painful to build. One option is to make the bfd requirement optional, all
> you lose would be the ability to see c++ demangled names I think.

Right, binutils is the ugly one. I got a libbfd.so built for both ppc
and sparc, but it wasn't just a make && make install job. Personally I
could not care less about losing c++ demangled name support, so that
approach sounds fine to me :-)

--
Jens Axboe



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