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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND 0/3] perf, amd: Support for Family 16h L2I Performance Counters

* Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > * Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On Wed, 2013-04-10 at 13:49 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hmm.. the 15h old interface bits got merged? I thought I kept telling
> >> > that should be done like the intel uncore stuff since the hardware
> >> > interface wasn't retarded anymore.
> >>
> >> Ah well, that crap seems to have slipped in in Feb when I was still a
> >> near vegetable and not paying much attention.
> >>
> >> /me curses a bit.
> >>
> >> I don't suppose we can deprecate it and remove this stuff?
> >
> > I think we can - if there's a functional replacement.
> >
> Does the existing code expose a type in sysfs?
> If not then you cannot do this transparently, I am afraid
> because the syntax would be different, i.e., not cpu/...

That could be compatibility-bridged over in tooling?

I doubt these events are in heavy use.

> I reviewed the code and tested it. But at the time, I thought
> you had agreed on the approach used.

I did - but PeterZ has a point, so it would be nice if we could improve on that.

Thanks,

Ingo


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