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

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Mon Aug 05 2013 - 05:12:29 EST

* Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, 5 Aug 2013 01:23:20 -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 10:16:41AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >> If you want fewer dependencies then build with 'make NO_GTK=1'.
> >
> > Doesn't help the distros. Installing perf and pulling all the
> > graphics libraries in is highly annoying, especially in size
> > constrained VM or Cloud images. Having a separate binary or at least
> > an ldopen()able plugin that can go into a separate package is highly
> > desirable.
> I wrote a patch series [1] separating gtk code to a dso and use it with
> libdl last year. But I didn't get much feedback probably due to the
> mistake of not installing the dso to a proper place. It'd be great if
> you guys take a look at it and give some comments.
> Thanks,
> Namhyung
> [1]

Assuming that in the normal case it can be made to work like a full build
of perf today (i.e. without forcing LD_PRELOAD) then splitting the
libraries away looks like a much better solution than splitting the


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