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

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Apr 23 2012 - 12:07:05 EST

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:31:40AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-04-23 at 17:08 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > 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.
> Note, powertop has already pulled in the lib into itself, thus we now
> have 3 dis-joint locations. I can imagine it getting worse soon.

Oh, and there's the mce_record event which I'm going to be needing soon
so this adds yet another user to this library - a minor one but still.

So yeah, we should probably get our stuff in order before going any
further with events and stuff and all...

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