8.162. oprofile

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An updated oprofile package that fix several bugs and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
OProfile is a system-wide profiler for Linux systems. The profiling runs transparently in the background and profile data can be collected at any time. OProfile uses the hardware performance counters provided on many processors, and can use the Real Time Clock (RTC) for profiling on processors without counters.


The oprofile package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.9.9, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version including added support for Intel Xeon Processor E5-XXXX v2, Intel Xeon Processor E3-XXXX v3, Intel Broadwell Microarchitecture and Intel Atom Processor CXXXX CPU architectures. (BZ#809709, BZ#818353, BZ#832160, BZ#1121437, BZ#1128627)
Users of oprofile are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.
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