Re: [patch 00/24] perfmon3: introduction

From: Jesse Barnes
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 12:58:39 EST

On Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:39 am stephane eranian wrote:
> As you know, I have been involved with this project for quite some time
> now. I have been through many ups and downs trying to get this merged
> upstream. So rest assured of my full determination to bring this to the
> point of success.

I've been following this at a high level since using perfmon on ia64 several
years ago. I have to say I'm impressed that you've put up with all the review
and code churn (which to me often seemed arbitrary) without burning out.

Honestly I think it sucks that perfmonN isn't upstream yet supporting all the
various architectures you've been working with. You've obviously proven to be
a much more responsive and end-user focused maintainer than several of the
other fly by night profiling infrastructures we currently have in the kernel
(the long abandoned oprofile and perfctr come to mind).

As I mentioned at KS, I think it's about time we had a single point of contact
for profiling in the kernel, to avoid the massive functional duplication we
have today and make sure some kind of code sharing occurs; seems to me you'd
be a good candidate for that sort of job.

But regardless, I think it's about time this got merged. Linus? Andrew?

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