Re: [PATCH 3/3] perf tool: Add non arch events for SandyBridgemicroarchitecture

From: Jiri Olsa
Date: Thu Dec 20 2012 - 06:13:38 EST

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 01:55:43PM -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Adding non architectural event aliases for Sandy Bridge
> > microarchitecture.
> "SandyBridge" is not necessarily unique. There are flavours
> of sandy bridge with slightly different events (e.g. in offcore)
> Also there's uncores too, which are very different between
> different SandyBridges.
> I would merge all these little files into a single file.
> I don't think anyone wants hundreds of new files for this,
> if you do it for multiple CPUs.

right, that's better

> Besides it would waste insane amounts of space on most file systems
> without tail packing -- each of your little files takes 4K plus an inode
> and directory entry.
> Intel normally uses a spreadsheet CSV format.

Is there anything in public I could download and check?

> Best would be probably to just teach perf about reading one of those
> standard formats, then they could be just downloaded somewhere.

so, when you say standard format.. CSV? like:


would be no big change for alias loader

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