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Bug 229711 - Kernel doesnt have perfmon support
Kernel doesnt have perfmon support
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pfmon (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: William Cohen
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-02-22 16:19 EST by Ben Williams
Modified: 2008-05-06 15:16 EDT (History)
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Description Ben Williams 2007-02-22 16:19:30 EST
Description of problem:
pfmon will not run 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6

How reproducible:
# pfmon
host kernel does not have perfmon support

Steps to Reproduce:
1.yum install pfmon
2.pfmon on command line
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2007-02-22 16:26:23 EST
Where did you get pfmon?

We certainly don't ship support for it in the kernel.
Comment 2 Ben Williams 2007-02-22 16:59:23 EST
then why is it in the core?

yum provides pfmon returns

pfmon.i386                               3.2-0.060621.7.1       core            
Matched from:
pfmon = 3.2-0.060621.7.1

Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-02-22 17:33:39 EST
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.

Comment 4 Ben Williams 2007-02-22 20:57:09 EST
i have a x64 machine at home
and guess what same error

host kernel does support perfmon

Comment 5 William Cohen 2007-02-26 17:32:53 EST
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.

Comment 6 Frank Ch. Eigler 2007-08-15 16:35:00 EDT
So should existing pfmon be ExclusiveArch: ia64?
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:20:30 EDT
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:16:22 EDT
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