Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229711
Kernel doesnt have perfmon support
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:16:24 EDT
Description of problem:
pfmon will not run
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
host kernel does not have perfmon support
Steps to Reproduce:
1.yum install pfmon
2.pfmon on command line
Where did you get pfmon?
We certainly don't ship support for it in the kernel.
then why is it in the core?
yum provides pfmon returns
pfmon.i386 3.2-0.060621.7.1 core
pfmon = 3.2-0.060621.7.1
Hmm, I even have pfmon.i386 installed on my machine.
But perfmon is only available on ia64, I've been told.
We need to remove all the other versions of pfmon from core.
Sorry about that.
i have a x64 machine at home
and guess what same error
host kernel does support perfmon
Currently only the ia64 kernels have perfmon support. The x86_64 and i386 kernel
do not have the needed patches for perfmon2 support in the kernels. The perfmon2
patches are not yet in the upstream kernels.
So should existing pfmon be ExclusiveArch: ia64?
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