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SubjectRe: [Cbe-oss-dev] [Patch 1/3] User OProfile support for the IBM CELL processor SPU event profiling
On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 16:18 -0800, Carl Love wrote:
> This patch adds the SPU event profiling support for the IBM Cell
> processor to the list of available events. The opcontrol script
> patches include a test to see if there is a new cell specific file
> in the kernel oprofile file system. If the file exists, then the
> kernel supports SPU event profiling.
> Signed-off-by: Carl Love <>

> Index: oprofile-cvs/doc/oprofile.xml
> ===================================================================
> --- oprofile-cvs.orig/doc/oprofile.xml
> +++ oprofile-cvs/doc/oprofile.xml
> @@ -123,6 +123,10 @@ For information on how to use OProfile's
> of 2.6.22 or more recent. Additionally, full support of SPE profiling requires a BFD library
> from binutils code dated January 2007 or later. To ensure the proper BFD support exists, run
> the <code>configure</code> utility with <code>--with-target=cell-be</code>.
> +
> + Profiling the Cell Broadband Engine using SPU events requires a kernel version of 2.6.TBD or

Not sure if you missed that, or it's still TBD, but careful it doesn't
get merged like that.


Michael Ellerman
OzLabs, IBM Australia Development Lab

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