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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-03-31 13:34:04 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-03-31 13:34:04 -0700
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parent8ebfdf2babcda5a3b06cc67523bca1f9aed46009 (diff)
Merge branch 'perf-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip
Pull perf updates and fixes from Ingo Molnar: "It's mostly fixes, but there's also two late items: - preliminary GTK GUI support for perf report - PMU raw event format descriptors in sysfs, to be parsed by tooling The raw event format in sysfs is a new ABI. For example for the 'CPU' PMU we have: aldebaran:~> ll /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/* -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/any -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/cmask -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/edge -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/event -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/inv -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/offcore_rsp -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/pc -r--r--r--. 1 root root 4096 Mar 31 10:29 /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/umask those lists of fields contain a specific format: aldebaran:~> cat /sys/bus/event_source/devices/cpu/format/offcore_rsp config1:0-63 So, those who wish to specify raw events can now use the following event format: -e cpu/cmask=1,event=2,umask=3 Most people will not want to specify any events (let alone raw events), they'll just use whatever default event the tools use. But for more obscure PMU events that have no cross-architecture generic events the above syntax is more usable and a bit more structured than specifying hex numbers." * 'perf-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (41 commits) perf tools: Remove auto-generated bison/flex files perf annotate: Fix off by one symbol hist size allocation and hit accounting perf tools: Add missing ref-cycles event back to event parser perf annotate: addr2line wants addresses in same format as objdump perf probe: Finder fails to resolve function name to address tracing: Fix ent_size in trace output perf symbols: Handle NULL dso in dso__name_len perf symbols: Do not include libgen.h perf tools: Fix bug in raw sample parsing perf tools: Fix display of first level of callchains perf tools: Switch module.h into export.h perf: Move mmap page data_head offset assertion out of header perf: Fix mmap_page capabilities and docs perf diff: Fix to work with new hists design perf tools: Fix modifier to be applied on correct events perf tools: Fix various casting issues for 32 bits perf tools: Simplify event_read_id exit path tracing: Fix ftrace stack trace entries tracing: Move the tracing_on/off() declarations into CONFIG_TRACING perf report: Add a simple GTK2-based 'perf report' browser ...
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+Where: /sys/bus/event_source/devices/<dev>/format
+Date: January 2012
+Kernel Version: 3.3
+Contact: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
+ Attribute group to describe the magic bits that go into
+ perf_event_attr::config[012] for a particular pmu.
+ Each attribute of this group defines the 'hardware' bitmask
+ we want to export, so that userspace can deal with sane
+ name/value pairs.
+ Example: 'config1:1,6-10,44'
+ Defines contents of attribute that occupies bits 1,6-10,44 of
+ perf_event_attr::config1.

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