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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] perf: add two new features
On 16/07/13 17:34, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 09:22:00AM +0300, Adrian Hunter wrote:
>> On 28/06/13 22:22, Adrian Hunter wrote:
>>> On 28/06/2013 6:27 p.m., Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 04:22:16PM +0300, Adrian Hunter wrote:
>>>>> Hi
>>>>>
>>>>> Please consider these two new perf features:
>>>>> x86: add ability to calculate TSC from perf sample timestamps
>>>>> perf: add 'keep tracking' flag to PERF_EVENT_IOC_DISABLE
>>>>
>>>> Please explain to us why you'd like to do this..
>>>
>>> I will see what information I can dig up. The short answer is that I need
>>> to disable and re-enable a perf event but still be able to map IPs to their
>>> DSOs and symbols - which means not losing mmap events.
>>
>> Any other comments?
>
> Ah, thanks for the reminder.. well, I've applied patches 1-3 as those seem
> useful on their own. I'm not entirely convinced about the 'keep tracking' thing
> though.
>
> It seems to me you could get the same by opening a second event into the same
> buffer and keeping that enabled.

In that case I would like a dummy event to use for that purpose. A software
event could be set aside e.g.

diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h b/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h
index 627bbcf..7ea4ccd 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h
@@ -109,6 +109,7 @@ enum perf_sw_ids {
PERF_COUNT_SW_PAGE_FAULTS_MAJ = 6,
PERF_COUNT_SW_ALIGNMENT_FAULTS = 7,
PERF_COUNT_SW_EMULATION_FAULTS = 8,
+ PERF_COUNT_SW_DUMMY = 9,

PERF_COUNT_SW_MAX, /* non-ABI */
};



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