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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/4] Perf tool: Enable Arm arch timer counter and arm-spe's timestamp
On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 03:53:34PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> Em Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 10:06:53AM -0600, Mathieu Poirier escreveu:
> > Hi Arnaldo,
> >
> > On Fri, 7 Aug 2020 at 01:16, Leo Yan <leo.yan@linaro.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > This patch set is to enable Arm arch timer counter and Arm SPE is the
> > > first customer to use arch timer counter for its timestamp.
> > >
> > > Patches 01 ~ 03 enables Arm arch timer counter in Perf tool; patch 01 is
> > > to retrieve arch timer's parameters from mmaped page; patch 02 provides
> > > APIs for the conversion between arch timer's counter and time; patch 03
> > > adds a test for patches 01 and 02.
> > >
> > > As the first customer to use Arm arch timer counter in perf tool, patch
> > > 04 is to generate sample's timestamp for ARM SPE AUX trace data.
> > >
> > > This patch set has been rebased on perf/core branch with the latest
> > > commit c4735d990268 ("perf evsel: Don't set
> > > sample_regs_intr/sample_regs_user for dummy event").
> >
> > The ARM SPE perf tools code is orphan and I don't have the cycles to
> > pick it up. Leo has spent a lot of time in that code and as such I
> > suggest that he starts maintaining it, probably following the same
> > kind of arrangement you and I have for coresight.
>
> Thats ok with me, I think we should reflect that on the MAINTAINERS
> file, right?

Very appreciate for the promoting, Mathieu and Arnaldo.

> We have this already:
>
> PERFORMANCE EVENTS SUBSYSTEM ARM64 PMU EVENTS
> R: John Garry <john.garry@huawei.com>
> R: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
> L: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org (moderated for non-subscribers)
> S: Supported
> F: tools/perf/pmu-events/arch/arm64/
>
> I think we should have entries for CoreSight and ARM SPE, one listing
> you as the maintainer and the other listing Leo, right?
>
> Leo, it would be good for you to try and find someone at your
> organization or elsewhere that could help with this, this way I would
> wait a bit, see if someone else Acks it, and collect those, processing
> it from you after a while if nobody chimes in.

I will follow up this and might offline to check with relevant
maintainers (Will and John) for what's good way to proceed.

> Please continue providing 'perf test' regression tests, etc, to help
> with maintaining this code being checked.

Sure, I'm glad to continue the maintaining and testing works :)

Thanks,
Leo

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