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SubjectRe: [patch v2 2/3] This patch enhances OProfile to support System zs hardware sampling feature
On 21.01.11 05:06:53, Heinz Graalfs wrote:
> From: Heinz Graalfs <graalfs@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> OProfile is enhanced to export all files for controlling System z's hardware sampling,
> and to invoke hwsampler exported functions to initialize and use System z's hardware sampling.
>
> The patch invokes hwsampler_setup() during oprofile init and exports following
> hwsampler files under oprofilefs if hwsampler's setup succeeded:
>
> A new directory for hardware sampling based files
>
> /dev/oprofile/hwsampling/
>
> The userland daemon must explicitly write to the following files
> to disable (or enable) hardware based sampling
>
> /dev/oprofile/hwsampling/hwsampler
>
> to modify the actual sampling rate
>
> /dev/oprofile/hwsampling/hw_interval
>
> to modify the amount of sampling memory (measured in 4K pages)
>
> /dev/oprofile/hwsampling/hw_sdbt_blocks
>
> The following files are read only and show
> the possible minimum sampling rate
>
> /dev/oprofile/hwsampling/hw_min_interval
>
> the possible maximum sampling rate
>
> /dev/oprofile/hwsampling/hw_max_interval
>
> The patch splits the oprofile_timer_[init/exit] function so that it can be also called
> through user context (oprofilefs) to avoid kernel oops.
>
> Signed-off-by: Mahesh Salgaonkar <mahesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Maran Pakkirisamy <maranp@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Heinz Graalfs <graalfs@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
> arch/s390/oprofile/Makefile | 3
> arch/s390/oprofile/hwsampler_files.c | 146 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> arch/s390/oprofile/init.c | 7 +
> drivers/oprofile/oprof.c | 32 +++++++
> drivers/oprofile/oprof.h | 2
> drivers/oprofile/timer_int.c | 16 +++
> include/linux/oprofile.h | 21 +++++
> 7 files changed, 222 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

Applied with following changes:
* whitespace changes in Makefile and timer_int.c

I reworked some changes in a follow-on patch which I apply on top of
your patch set.

-Robert

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Operating System Research Center



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