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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf tools: Fix reading of perf.data file header
Brice Goglin wrote:
> Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
>> It would be nice to add this as some "perf report -s/--stats" flag,
>> to not have to go via -D (which is a 'print debug output' kind of
>> ad-hoc thing and subject to format changes in the future).
>>
>> Would you be interested in sending a patch that adds that flag to
>> 'perf report', to print out these statistics entries (if any), in a
>> tabular form suitable for your purposes? Below is a past patch to
>> builtin-report.c that shows how to add new options.
>>
>>
>
> Here's a quick'n'dirty first try. Read events are copied in the
> show_stat_event array during process_read_event. And __cmd_report sorts
> the array by tid before displaying it.
>
> perf report -S now shows the following after the existing output: (-s is
> already used for something else).
> It shows things like
> # Per-thread statistics:
> # PID TID Event Count
> 16709 16709 cache-misses 82727
> 16709 16709 cache-references 41238768
> 16709 16710 cache-misses 6462
> 16709 16710 cache-references 76119375
> or
> # Per-thread statistics:
> # PID TID Event Count
> 6268 6268 raw 0x1000001e0 494628
> 6268 6268 raw 0x1000002e0 209113
> 6268 6268 raw 0x1000004e0 307215
> 6268 6268 raw 0x1000008e0 9203221
> 6268 6269 raw 0x1000001e0 9210788
> 6268 6269 raw 0x1000002e0 302344
> 6268 6269 raw 0x1000004e0 198705
> 6268 6269 raw 0x1000008e0 473471
>
> Obviously, there's some a lot of nice pretty printing to do, but you'll
> be able to tell whether the general idea is ok or not.
>


Is there an easy way to know how many threads and how many different
event types were recorded? Once I know that, I could directly gather
values into a 2D matrix and display a single line per thread with all
corresponding event counter (so that people can easily apply awk to
manipulate them).

I am adding some pretty printing to the previous patch and waiting for
your feedback (for instance, what kind of global variable names, command
line option names, ... do you want or so).

Brice

PS: Is there a perf counters mailing list?


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