Re: Our failure on tracing tools unification (Was: Re: [RFC][PATCH00/15] tools: Unify perf and trace-cmd trace event format parsing v2)

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Apr 23 2012 - 11:09:10 EST

On Mon, 2012-04-23 at 16:47 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> Ingo doesn't seem to want this library outside perf in order to avoid
> the fragmentation of the efforts on tracing tools.

I really don't see the point.. parsing /debug/tracing/events/*/format
gunk really is separate, furthermore things like powertop et al already
are separate projects and really need this lib.

I mean, who gives a bother where all that crap lives, if its in the
kernel tree its all close enough to keep an eye on.. its not like
kernel/events/ and kernel/trace/ are the same directory.

Ingo, please could you lighten up and let people get stuff done? Merging
the two implementations, wherever the result lives, is a better
situation that two dis-joint implementations. So either let Frederic
work or do it yourself but don't hand-wave and road-block stuff.
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