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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] tools: Add a toplevel Makefile

* Borislav Petkov <> wrote:

> From: Borislav Petkov <>
> Hi all,
> here's a refreshed version from yesterday incorporating all comments and
> suggestions along with a third patch that adds a 'help' target as the
> default one causing the following below. Btw, Arnaldo, could you please
> pick those up if there are no complaints since the first patch touches
> perf and I don't have a clear idea who else to send it to anyway :).
> Thanks.
> $ make

Could this also be accessible via 'make tools' in the toplevel

I'd love to be able to type:

make -j tools perf install

But ... your current patches are an improvement as well, this
list alone:

> $ make
> Possible targets:
> cpupower - a tool for all things x86 CPU power
> firewire - the userspace part of nosy, an IEEE-1394 traffic sniffer
> lguest - a minimal 32-bit x86 hypervisor
> perf - Linux performance measurements tool
> slub - slabs reporting tool
> turbostat - Intel CPU idle stats and freq reporting tool
> usb - USB testing tools
> virtio - vhost test module
> x86_energy_perf_policy - Intel energy policy tool

is already pretty useful.

Btw., please fix the perf line to say:

s/performance measurements tool/performance measurement and analysis tool



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