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SubjectRe: readprofile: 0 total nan (fwd)
Yes I tried both. But no use. XScale can operate in both little endian and big
endian configuration. By default it is little endian. Does any one have
oprofile for XScale/ARM ?

Shesha


On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Randy.Dunlap wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We were seeing this problem occasionally at OSDL (but not on Xscale :).
> Is Xscale little or big endian?
>
> I suggest that you try the proposed patch or just run readprofile
> with the -n option.
>
> Did you try either of those yet?
>
> ~Randy
>
>
> > Hello All
> >
> > I am not very sure that it is readprofile application problem. I downloaded
> > readprofile source and I compiled it. It worked fine on x86 machine running
> > 2.4.7-10 kernel. I cross compiled it for xscale processor running 2.4.18 it
> > is not working.
> >
> > Any Input?
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Andy Pfiffer wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, 2003-04-08 at 15:41, Shesha@asu.edu wrote:
> >> > I am running 2.4.18 kernel for ARM. I have one of the boot parameters
> >> "profile=2". The size of the /proc/profile file is shown as 16MB. But
> >> when I execute "readprofile" the output is ...
> >> > 0 total nan
> >> >
> >> > If I cat the file it just give me a ".". Can anyone suggest what i am
> >> doing wrong?
> >>
> >> [ I swear I was just talking about this problem with someone else... ]
> >>
> >> 1. /proc/profile is a binary file. cat won't show you anything
> >> meaningful.
> >>
> >> 2. the 0 output by readprofile is a problem with the automatic
> >> byte-order detection heuristic built into the code. Try invoking
> >> readprofile with the "-n" option, and see if your problem goes away.
> >>
> >> FYI: For those that might also run into this, the essence of the problem
> >> is this piece of code in readprofile.c (fragmented for clarity):
> >>
> >> "optNative" is 0.
> >> "buf" is an unsigned int *.
> >>
> >>
> >> if (!optNative) {
> >> int entries = len/sizeof(*buf);
> >> int big = 0,small = 0,i;
> >> unsigned *p;
> >>
> >> for (p = buf+1; p < buf+entries; p++)
> >> if (*p) {
> >> if (*p >= 1 << (sizeof.7-10 kernel. I cross
> compiled it for xscale processor running 2.4.18 it
> > is not working.
> >
> > Any Input?
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 8 Apr 2003, Andy Pfiffer wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, 2003-04-08 at 15:41, Shesha@asu.edu wrote:
> >> > I am running 2.4.18 kernel for ARM. I have one of the boot parameters
> >> "profile=2". The size of the /proc/profile file is shown as 16MB. But
> >> when I execute "readprofile" the output is ...
> >> > 0 total nan
> >> >
> >> > If I cat the file it just give me a ".". Can anyone suggest what i am
> >> doing wrong?
> >>
> >> [ I swear I was just talking about this problem with someone else... ]
> >>
> >> 1. /proc/profile is a binary file. cat won't show you anything
> >> meaningful.
> >>
> >> 2. the 0 output by readprofile is a problem with the automatic
> >> byte-order detection heuristic built into the code. Try invoking
> >> readprofile with the "-n" option, and see if your problem goes away.
> >>
> >> FYI: For those that might also run into this, the essence of the problem
> >> is this piece of code in readprofile.c (fragmented for clarity):
> >>
> >> "optNative" is 0.
> >> "buf" is an unsigned int *.
> >>
> >>
> >> if (!optNative) {
> >> int entries = len/sizeof(*buf);
> >> int big = 0,small = 0,i;
> >> unsigned *p;
> >>
> >> for (p = buf+1; p < buf+entries; p++)
> >> if (*p) {
> >> if (*p >= 1 << (sizeof(*buf)/2)) big++;
> >> else small++;
> >> }
> >> if (big > small) {
> >> fprintf(stderr,"Assuming reversed byte order. "
> >> "Use -n to force native byte order.\n");
> >> <snipped>
> >> .
> >> .
> >> .
> >> }
> >> }
> >>
> >> Based on my read of the code, "big" will be incremented if *p >= 4,
> >> otherwise "small" will be incremented. I can't see how this would ever
> >> detect the byte order...
> >>
> >> Werner proposed this as a solution, but it could still fail to correctly
> >> detect the byteorder (although with much less frequency):
>
>
>
>

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