[PATCH v2 00/10] perf tools: Add support for CoreSight trace decoding
jolsa at redhat.com
Tue Jan 16 04:17:19 PST 2018
On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:13:04AM -0700, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
> Hi Arnaldo,
> This patchset adds support for per-thread CoreSight trace decoding from the
> "perf report" interface. It is largely modelled on what has been done for
> intelPT traces and currently targets the ETMv4 architecture. Support for
> cpu-wide scenarios and ETMv3/PTMv1.1 will follow shortly.
> The trace decoding support is done using the Open CoreSight Decoding
> Library (openCSD), a stand alone open source project available here .
> Integration of the openCSD library with the perf tools follow what has
> been done for other support libraries. If the library has been installed
> on a system the build scripts will include support for CoreSight trace
> ... zlib: [ on ]
> ... lzma: [ OFF ]
> ... get_cpuid: [ on ]
> ... bpf: [ on ]
> ... libopencsd: [ on ] <------
> Instructions on how to build and install the openCSD library are provided
> in the HOWTO.md of the project repository. We elected to keep the decoder
> library independent of the kernel tree as it is also used outside of the
> perf toolset and various non-linux projects.
> The work applies cleanly to  and depend on the following patches [3, 4].
> Lastly there is a divergence of opinions on whether the decoding library
> should be part of the kernel tree or live on its own as we chose to do -
> your point of view on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
> . https://github.com/Linaro/OpenCSD
> . git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/acme/linux.git perf/core
> . https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=151561673423088&w=2
> . https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=151579875721440&w=2
> Changes for V2:
> . Rebased to Acme's latest (321e85e9458a)
> . Following what has been done for libdw and libbabeltrace and added the
> possibililty to use alternate header/library for development purposes.
> Mathieu Poirier (8):
> perf tools: Integrating the CoreSight decoding library
> perf tools: Add initial entry point for decoder CoreSight traces
> perf tools: Add decoder mechanic to support dumping trace data
> perf tools: Add support for decoding CoreSight trace data
> perf tools: Add functionality to communicate with the openCSD decoder
> pert tools: Add queue management functionality
> perf tools: Add full support for CoreSight trace decoding
> perf tools: Add mechanic to synthesise CoreSight trace packets
> Tor Jeremiassen (2):
> perf tools: Add processing of coresight metadata
> MAINTAINERS: Adding entry for CoreSight trace decoding
apart from those builds nits no objections
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