Fwd: ITP: latencytop -- A tool for developers to visualize system latencies
(CCing the BR.)
On Friday 01 February 2008, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 08:17:11PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> > > * Package name : latencytop
> > > Version : 0.3
> > > Upstream Author : Arjan van de Ven <email@example.com>
> > > * URL : http://www.latencytop.org/
> > > * License : GPL-2
> > > Description : A tool for developers to visualize system
> > > latencies
> > >
> > > LatencyTOP is a Linux tool for software developers (both kernel and
> > > userspace), aimed at identifying where system latency occurs, and
> > > what kind of operation/action is causing the latency to happen. By
> > > identifying this, developers can then change the code to avoid the
> > > worst latency hiccups.
> > I wonder if this tool should be packaged separately, or if it would be
> > more logical to just package it together with powertop. After all, they
> > are fairly similar in purpose and have the same upstream author.
> I wonder if this tool will ben any useful, considering it requires a
> patched kernel.
Patches have already been included in 2.6.25, so it may require enabling an
kernel config option, but will not require patching the kernel.