perf: Do the big rename: Performance Counters -> Performance Events
authorIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:02:48 +0000 (12:02 +0200)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:28:04 +0000 (14:28 +0200)
commitcdd6c482c9ff9c55475ee7392ec8f672eddb7be6
tree81f98a3ab46c589792057fe2392c1e10f8ad7893
parentdfc65094d0313cc48969fa60bcf33d693aeb05a7
perf: Do the big rename: Performance Counters -> Performance Events

Bye-bye Performance Counters, welcome Performance Events!

In the past few months the perfcounters subsystem has grown out its
initial role of counting hardware events, and has become (and is
becoming) a much broader generic event enumeration, reporting, logging,
monitoring, analysis facility.

Naming its core object 'perf_counter' and naming the subsystem
'perfcounters' has become more and more of a misnomer. With pending
code like hw-breakpoints support the 'counter' name is less and
less appropriate.

All in one, we've decided to rename the subsystem to 'performance
events' and to propagate this rename through all fields, variables
and API names. (in an ABI compatible fashion)

The word 'event' is also a bit shorter than 'counter' - which makes
it slightly more convenient to write/handle as well.

Thanks goes to Stephane Eranian who first observed this misnomer and
suggested a rename.

User-space tooling and ABI compatibility is not affected - this patch
should be function-invariant. (Also, defconfigs were not touched to
keep the size down.)

This patch has been generated via the following script:

  FILES=$(find * -type f | grep -vE 'oprofile|[^K]config')

  sed -i \
    -e 's/PERF_EVENT_/PERF_RECORD_/g' \
    -e 's/PERF_COUNTER/PERF_EVENT/g' \
    -e 's/perf_counter/perf_event/g' \
    -e 's/nb_counters/nb_events/g' \
    -e 's/swcounter/swevent/g' \
    -e 's/tpcounter_event/tp_event/g' \
    $FILES

  for N in $(find . -name perf_counter.[ch]); do
    M=$(echo $N | sed 's/perf_counter/perf_event/g')
    mv $N $M
  done

  FILES=$(find . -name perf_event.*)

  sed -i \
    -e 's/COUNTER_MASK/REG_MASK/g' \
    -e 's/COUNTER/EVENT/g' \
    -e 's/\<event\>/event_id/g' \
    -e 's/counter/event/g' \
    -e 's/Counter/Event/g' \
    $FILES

... to keep it as correct as possible. This script can also be
used by anyone who has pending perfcounters patches - it converts
a Linux kernel tree over to the new naming. We tried to time this
change to the point in time where the amount of pending patches
is the smallest: the end of the merge window.

Namespace clashes were fixed up in a preparatory patch - and some
stylistic fallout will be fixed up in a subsequent patch.

( NOTE: 'counters' are still the proper terminology when we deal
  with hardware registers - and these sed scripts are a bit
  over-eager in renaming them. I've undone some of that, but
  in case there's something left where 'counter' would be
  better than 'event' we can undo that on an individual basis
  instead of touching an otherwise nicely automated patch. )

Suggested-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Acked-by: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Reviewed-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
LKML-Reference: <new-submission>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
132 files changed:
arch/arm/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/arm/kernel/calls.S
arch/blackfin/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/blackfin/mach-common/entry.S
arch/frv/Kconfig
arch/frv/include/asm/perf_event.h [moved from arch/frv/include/asm/perf_counter.h with 69% similarity]
arch/frv/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/frv/kernel/entry.S
arch/frv/lib/Makefile
arch/frv/lib/perf_event.c [moved from arch/frv/lib/perf_counter.c with 72% similarity]
arch/m68k/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/m68k/kernel/entry.S
arch/m68knommu/kernel/syscalltable.S
arch/microblaze/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/microblaze/kernel/syscall_table.S
arch/mips/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/mips/kernel/scall32-o32.S
arch/mips/kernel/scall64-64.S
arch/mips/kernel/scall64-n32.S
arch/mips/kernel/scall64-o32.S
arch/mn10300/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/mn10300/kernel/entry.S
arch/parisc/Kconfig
arch/parisc/include/asm/perf_counter.h [deleted file]
arch/parisc/include/asm/perf_event.h [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/parisc/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/parisc/kernel/syscall_table.S
arch/powerpc/Kconfig
arch/powerpc/include/asm/hw_irq.h
arch/powerpc/include/asm/paca.h
arch/powerpc/include/asm/perf_event.h [moved from arch/powerpc/include/asm/perf_counter.h with 84% similarity]
arch/powerpc/include/asm/systbl.h
arch/powerpc/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/powerpc/kernel/Makefile
arch/powerpc/kernel/asm-offsets.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/entry_64.S
arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/mpc7450-pmu.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_callchain.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_event.c [moved from arch/powerpc/kernel/perf_counter.c with 59% similarity]
arch/powerpc/kernel/power4-pmu.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/power5+-pmu.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/power5-pmu.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/power6-pmu.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/power7-pmu.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/ppc970-pmu.c
arch/powerpc/kernel/time.c
arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
arch/powerpc/platforms/Kconfig.cputype
arch/s390/Kconfig
arch/s390/include/asm/perf_counter.h [deleted file]
arch/s390/include/asm/perf_event.h [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/s390/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/s390/kernel/compat_wrapper.S
arch/s390/kernel/syscalls.S
arch/s390/mm/fault.c
arch/sh/Kconfig
arch/sh/include/asm/perf_counter.h [deleted file]
arch/sh/include/asm/perf_event.h [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/sh/include/asm/unistd_32.h
arch/sh/include/asm/unistd_64.h
arch/sh/kernel/syscalls_32.S
arch/sh/kernel/syscalls_64.S
arch/sh/mm/fault_32.c
arch/sh/mm/tlbflush_64.c
arch/sparc/Kconfig
arch/sparc/include/asm/perf_counter.h [deleted file]
arch/sparc/include/asm/perf_event.h [new file with mode: 0644]
arch/sparc/include/asm/unistd.h
arch/sparc/kernel/Makefile
arch/sparc/kernel/nmi.c
arch/sparc/kernel/pcr.c
arch/sparc/kernel/perf_event.c [moved from arch/sparc/kernel/perf_counter.c with 68% similarity]
arch/sparc/kernel/systbls_32.S
arch/sparc/kernel/systbls_64.S
arch/x86/Kconfig
arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S
arch/x86/include/asm/entry_arch.h
arch/x86/include/asm/perf_event.h [moved from arch/x86/include/asm/perf_counter.h with 76% similarity]
arch/x86/include/asm/unistd_32.h
arch/x86/include/asm/unistd_64.h
arch/x86/kernel/apic/apic.c
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/Makefile
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/common.c
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c [moved from arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_counter.c with 77% similarity]
arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perfctr-watchdog.c
arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S
arch/x86/kernel/irqinit.c
arch/x86/kernel/syscall_table_32.S
arch/x86/mm/fault.c
arch/x86/oprofile/op_model_ppro.c
arch/x86/oprofile/op_x86_model.h
drivers/char/sysrq.c
fs/exec.c
include/asm-generic/unistd.h
include/linux/init_task.h
include/linux/perf_event.h [moved from include/linux/perf_counter.h with 66% similarity]
include/linux/prctl.h
include/linux/sched.h
include/linux/syscalls.h
include/trace/ftrace.h
init/Kconfig
kernel/Makefile
kernel/exit.c
kernel/fork.c
kernel/perf_event.c [moved from kernel/perf_counter.c with 52% similarity]
kernel/sched.c
kernel/sys.c
kernel/sys_ni.c
kernel/sysctl.c
kernel/timer.c
kernel/trace/trace_syscalls.c
mm/mmap.c
mm/mprotect.c
tools/perf/Makefile
tools/perf/builtin-annotate.c
tools/perf/builtin-record.c
tools/perf/builtin-report.c
tools/perf/builtin-sched.c
tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
tools/perf/builtin-timechart.c
tools/perf/builtin-top.c
tools/perf/builtin-trace.c
tools/perf/design.txt
tools/perf/perf.h
tools/perf/util/event.h
tools/perf/util/header.c
tools/perf/util/header.h
tools/perf/util/parse-events.c
tools/perf/util/parse-events.h
tools/perf/util/trace-event-info.c
tools/perf/util/trace-event.h