Re: [PATCH] RFC: perf, tools: Move gtk browser into separate perfgtkexecutable

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Mon Aug 05 2013 - 04:34:48 EST

On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 10:31:32AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> Nonsense, a distro, if it truly worried about this, could create two
> packages already, there's no need to expose configuration options in the
> binary name itself and burden users with the separation. I sometimes
> switch the UI frontend of perf depending on the workflow and the terminal,
> it would be highly annoying if the binary name was changed to expose
> configuration options.

Which means you'd have to use a different tool name or have incompatible
packages, both of which aren't desirable.

> The thing is, you strongly objected to perf itself when we offered it up
> for an upstream merge and I'm not surprised you still don't like it.

I strongly objected to adding it to the kernel tree, and I still stand
to that opinion because it makes using perf much more painful than it
needs to be. I never disliked perf itself and use it frequently now
that I can bypass some of the pains by just using an older distro

But I'd much rather get this back to technical discussions than personal

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