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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] perf: Disallow mmap() on per-task inherited events
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 03:32:59PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> Since we now have working per-task-per-cpu events for a while,
> disallow mmap() on per-task inherited events. Those things were
> a performance problem anyway, and doing away with it allows
> us to optimize the buffer somewhat by assuming there is only a single
> writer.

This also disallows user-space access to hardware counter for this
event -- which is arguably OK, since doing the userspace read would
give a different answer to read() on the event fd, as the read() sums
up all the child counters for us. Nevertheless, I think this
side-effect is worth mentioning.

Paul.


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