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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] perf: Precise task / softirq / hardirq filtered stats/profiles
    On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 17:12 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > 'exclusion' is the ABI detail. The feature your patches
    > implement are to allow 'softirq limited' or 'task-context
    > limited' or 'hardirq profiling' - which is way cool.
    > One thing i'd like to see in this feature is for it to
    > work on pure event counting - i.e. 'perf stat' as well.

    Its not really exclusion, all it does is discard samples when in the
    wrong context (which happens to work reasonably well for all the
    swevents, except for the timer ones).

    If you really want to do exclusion you have to disable/enable on *IRQ
    entry/exit, but I guess that gets to be prohibitive on costs.

    Implementing it shouldn't be too hard, just add some hooks to
    irq_enter() irq_exit() and __do_softirq(). Each such hook should loop
    over all active events and call ->stop/->start.

    The only real problem would be poking at the hrtimer events from an
    hrtimer interrupt :-)

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