2.6.16-rc1 perfmon2 new code base with Montecito support + libpfm available

From: Stephane Eranian <eranian_at_hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2006-01-19 07:56:30
Hello,

I have released a new version of the perfmon base package.
This release is relative to 2.6.16-rc1.

Due to the addition of the migrate_pages() system call, all perfmon
system calls have been shifted by one. As a consequence, you must
relink your applications using the new version of libpfm which
is also released today: libpfm-3.2-060118.

This new kernel patch includes several important changes:

	- added support for the Dual-Core Itanium 2 (Montecito) processor

	- working support for MIPS5K and MIPS20k (by Phil Mucci)

	- lots of cleanups in the PMU description modules. Some common
	  functionalities moved into core (masking of reserved fields)

	- PFM_REGFL_NEMUL64 managed from perfmon core

The new version of the library, libpfm, includes the following changes:

	- added support for MIPS5K, MIPS20K

	- added pfm_get_event_counter() interface with man page

	- added support for compiling using a 32-bit ABI on a 64-bit OS
	  (not available on all platforms, see config.mk)

	- reworked all standalone examples

	- cleanups and fixes in the generic examples

The two packages can be downloaded from the SourceForge website at:

	http://www.sf.net/projects/perfmon2

I will be posting the patches directly to LKML for
review very shortly.

Enjoy,

-- 
-Stephane
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