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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-06-11 14:01:07 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-06-11 14:01:07 -0700
commit8a1ca8cedd108c8e76a6ab34079d0bbb4f244799 (patch)
tree636c715524f1718599209cc289908ea44b6cb859 /init
parentb640f042faa2a2fad6464f259a8afec06e2f6386 (diff)
parent940010c5a314a7bd9b498593bc6ba1718ac5aec5 (diff)
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Merge branch 'perfcounters-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip
* 'perfcounters-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: (574 commits) perf_counter: Turn off by default perf_counter: Add counter->id to the throttle event perf_counter: Better align code perf_counter: Rename L2 to LL cache perf_counter: Standardize event names perf_counter: Rename enums perf_counter tools: Clean up u64 usage perf_counter: Rename perf_counter_limit sysctl perf_counter: More paranoia settings perf_counter: powerpc: Implement generalized cache events for POWER processors perf_counters: powerpc: Add support for POWER7 processors perf_counter: Accurate period data perf_counter: Introduce struct for sample data perf_counter tools: Normalize data using per sample period data perf_counter: Annotate exit ctx recursion perf_counter tools: Propagate signals properly perf_counter tools: Small frequency related fixes perf_counter: More aggressive frequency adjustment perf_counter/x86: Fix the model number of Intel Core2 processors perf_counter, x86: Correct some event and umask values for Intel processors ...
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diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
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--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -933,6 +933,40 @@ config AIO
by some high performance threaded applications. Disabling
this option saves about 7k.
+config HAVE_PERF_COUNTERS
+ bool
+
+menu "Performance Counters"
+
+config PERF_COUNTERS
+ bool "Kernel Performance Counters"
+ depends on HAVE_PERF_COUNTERS
+ select ANON_INODES
+ help
+ Enable kernel support for performance counter hardware.
+
+ Performance counters are special hardware registers available
+ on most modern CPUs. These registers count the number of certain
+ types of hw events: such as instructions executed, cachemisses
+ suffered, or branches mis-predicted - without slowing down the
+ kernel or applications. These registers can also trigger interrupts
+ when a threshold number of events have passed - and can thus be
+ used to profile the code that runs on that CPU.
+
+ The Linux Performance Counter subsystem provides an abstraction of
+ these hardware capabilities, available via a system call. It
+ provides per task and per CPU counters, and it provides event
+ capabilities on top of those.
+
+ Say Y if unsure.
+
+config EVENT_PROFILE
+ bool "Tracepoint profile sources"
+ depends on PERF_COUNTERS && EVENT_TRACER
+ default y
+
+endmenu
+
config VM_EVENT_COUNTERS
default y
bool "Enable VM event counters for /proc/vmstat" if EMBEDDED