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SubjectRe: crazy idea (was: Re: [PATCH] perf tool: Carve out ctype.h et al)
Hi Boris,

-- added Fu Wei in the loop --

On 30 June 2014 09:07, Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 01:28:19AM +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
>> Ok, cool. So guys, can we apply this one so that I can continue with the
>> next round?
> Ok, I had this crazy idea recently:
> How about we copy the perf tool code we need for the RAS daemon and
> start hacking on it in a separate repo, somewhere else?
> This way we can start adding features and stuff and finally do some real
> work on it. The code which deals with opening a tracepoint and reading
> from it should be pretty stable by now so we won't have to sync back
> with perf too often. And if we do, we'll copy the changed bits.
> In the meantime, we can still work on the splitting of the kernel code
> if it is desired.
> In any case, I would definitely like to parallelize the work because
> if we wait for the split to happen, we won't have a RAS daemon with
> persistent events by Christmas 2050 and by then who knows whether we're
> even alive.</sarcastic joke>
> So what do you guys think, makes some sense at least?

That makes perfect sense since:
- we need the RAS daemon implementation soon (not just before the
final blackdown ;-),
- for other tools to exist (like RAS daemon) we need to split out the
perf code in small units. This will take a significant amount of work
and time to happen,
- the RAS daemon basically is a shrink-down perf with persistent events support.

How do we start the RAS daemon? As of today we have a prototype
implementation in C.

Fu Wei, can you confirm about the initial RAS daemon prototype?

Thx, regards,

> --
> Regards/Gruss,
> Boris.
> Sent from a fat crate under my desk. Formatting is fine.
> --

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