Re: [PATCH] perf_events: Enable idle state tracing for pseries(ppc64)

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Fri Jun 17 2011 - 00:24:49 EST

On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 18:05 +0530, Deepthi Dharwar wrote:
> Hi,
> Please find below a patch, which has perf_events added for pseries (ppc64)
> platform in order to emit the trace required for perf timechart.
> It essentially enables perf timechart for pseries platfrom to analyse
> power savings events like cpuidle states.

Unless I'm mistaken, you added traces to dedicated CPU idle sleep but
not shared processor. Any reason ?

Also I don't really know that tracing stuff but what's the point of
having start/end _and trace_cpu_idle if you're going to always start &
end around a single occurence of trace_cpu_idle ?

Wouldn't there be a way to start/end and then trace the snooze and
subsequent cede within the same start/end section or that makes no
sense ?

Also would there be any interest in doing the tracing more generically
in idle.c ?


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