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SubjectRe: 'perf upgrade' (was: Re: [PATCH v9 00/11] Add support for JSON event files.)
On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 10:55:41AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Sukadev Bhattiprolu <> wrote:
> > This is another attempt to resurrect Andi Kleen's patchset so users
> > can specify perf events by their event names rather than raw codes.
> >
> > This is a rebase of Andi Kleen's patchset from Jul 30, 2014[1] to 4.0.
> > (I fixed minor and not so minor conflicts).
> So this series shows some progress, but instead of this limited
> checkout ability I'd still prefer it if 'perf download' downloaded the
> latest perf code itself and built it - it shouldn't be limited to just
> a small subset of the perf source code!

I'm not against that idea (and can see it being useful in some cases[1]),
but this would need some authentication.

Otherwise it would be a "$bigbrother/nsa/anyone controling your network
can run everything on your computer" style hole.

The original JSON files don't have this problem because they didn't contain
any code.


[1] especially to work around the broken perf setup on d./u. distros.

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