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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/9] perf utils: add support for pmu events vendor sub-directory
On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 01:44:57AM +0800, John Garry wrote:
> For some architectures (like arm), it is required to support
> a vendor sub-directory and not locate all the JSONs for a
> specific vendor in the same folder.
>
> This is because all the events for the same vendor will be
> placed in the same pmu events table, which may cause conflict.
> This conflict would be in the instance that a vendor's custom
> implemented events do have the same meaning on different platforms,
> so events in the pmu table would conflict. In addition, per list
> command may show events which are not even supported for a given
> platform.
>
> This patch adds support for a arch/vendor/platform directory
> hierarchy, while maintaining backwards-compatibility for existing
> arch/platform structure. In this, each platform would always have
> its own pmu events table.
>
> In generated file pmu_events.c, each platform table name is in
> the format pme{_vendor}_platform, like this:
>
> struct pmu_events_map pmu_events_map[] = {
> {
> .cpuid = "0x00000000420f5160",
> .version = "v1",
> .type = "core",
> .table = pme_cavium_thunderx2
> },
> {
> .cpuid = 0,
> .version = 0,
> .type = 0,
> .table = 0,
> },
> };
>
> Signed-off-by: John Garry <john.garry@huawei.com>

Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>

thanks,
jirka

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