RE: [perfmon] Re: quick overview of the perfmon2 interface

From: Truong, Dan <>
Date: 2005-12-23 00:31:09
> Thanks to David, Dan and Phil for their comments.

Another note on the urgency of standardizing Perfmon:

Anarchy is not a good breeding ground for tools that need a
stable infrastructure to mature. Being "there" is what made
PAPI and perfctr popular and somewhat standard infrastructure.

Compilers, tools, JVMs... -you name it- are all moving
fast towards using hardware counters to get feedback,
tune, monitor or measure application behavior.

The PMU is becoming a standard commodity. Once Perfmon is
"the" Linux interface, all the tools can align on it and
coexist, push their R&D forward, and more importantly become
fully productized for businesses usage. Hopefully Perfmon's
interface is powerful enough to support future needs.

Good luck Stephane :)


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