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SubjectRe: [tip:perf/urgent] perf sched: Fix list of events, dropping unsupported ':r' modifier
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On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 13:57 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 01:42:21PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-08-03 at 13:37 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 12:59:21PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 07:25 +0000, tip-bot for Stephane Eranian wrote:
> > > > > Looks to me like the :r modifier is not supported anymore, so remove it from
> > > > > the list of events.
> > > >
> > > > acme, why is that anyway? -R is a fun way to save some typing, but not
> > > > supporting :r anymore takes away the option of not getting
> > > > PERF_SAMPLE_RAW output for every event.
> > >
> > > Because it was very non obvious for people to select this -R or :r
> > > every time they wanted to use trace events for tracing. I think
> > > there was complaints about that. Moreover nobody seemed to use
> > > trace events for non-tracing (perf report, top, annotate, ...)
> > > so we decided to always have RAW records so that it works for
> > > every cases...unless we lose events because of that.
> > >
> > > We can still bring an option to force disabling of raw records.
> >
> > That just doesn't compute, they still have to use -R, so what's the harm
> > in also having :r?
>
> Nope -R is the default/forced behaviour already.
> But even if it wasn't I don't see much the point of ":r". Who wants
> to run two trace events and only record the traces of one?

[root@westmere linux-2.6]# grep raw_samples tools/perf/builtin-record.c | head -1
static bool raw_samples = false;
is what tip/master is showing me..

> > Also taking away options just because it confuses people sounds like
> > gnome, lets just not go there.
>
> You're right but options should be there only to be able to override
> sane default common uses. And not the opposite. And the common use
> of trace events is for tracing.
>
> We should rather enable tracing by default and disable it through
> an option. Like --no-trace or so.

you smoking some expensive stuff, right?


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