[PATCHv2 1/7] arm: perf: factor arm_pmu core out to drivers

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Wed Jun 17 01:42:56 PDT 2015

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:44:32PM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 05:17:28PM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> > I wonder whether that's such a good name for the subsystem. We already
> > have a bunch of perf_* headers directly under include/linux/ for the perf
> > core interfaces, so maybe drivers/pmu/ would be better?
> I think drivers/perf/ is better than drivers/pmu/.  PMU can mean many
> things - performance monitor unit, power management unit, ...
> There comes a point where the use of TLAs becomes excessive, confusing
> and annoying, and I think this is it.

Okey doke, if the perf core guys don't mind the slightly odd namespace
split of <include/linux/perf_*.h> for the core stuff and
<include/linux/perf/*.h> for the PMU drivers, then we can stick with
Mark's proposal.


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