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SubjectRe: [RFCv2 0/8] perf tool: Add new event group management
On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 03:56:22AM -0400, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 8:38 AM, Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> wrote:
> > If you have some ideas on this or real world examples,
> > that would really help.. so far, here's the latest discussion:
> > http://marc.info/?t=133357436900005&r=1&w=2
>
> If you're looking for a definitive source, just point to the Intel
> optimization manual. Absolute values of counters are not really
> useful and so they are defining many (50+) ratios which people should
> investigate. These ratios are only really accurate if the counters
> are swapped in and out at the same time.

thanks a lot for the pointer, very useful

>
> The reminds me of a detail I looked at when starting an an
> implementation for this (glad you got more time to devote to it). The
> problem with ratios are that there are so many. So efficient
> scheduling is going to be important. Many ratios use as a base the
> same counters over and over again (e.g., cycle count, instruction
> count, etc). Therefore it is important to recognize when two groups
> can be scheduled concurrently even if the total number of counters
> needed would be high but due to intersections it is possible.
>
> One last comment, not critical. From a parsing point of view the
> colon in the proposed syntax
>
> name : { counter1, counter2 }
>
> is unnecessary. Just one more thing people can get wrong. How about
> leaving it out? An open curly brace to indicate a group should be
> sufficient.

yep, we'll omit the first colon

I'll CC you guys on next patchset

thanks,
jirka


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