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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip] perf_counter tools: shorten names for events
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On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 03:42 +0530, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:

> > Note, branches are special - we dont really have 'branch loads',
> > branches are executions. 'Branches' and 'Branch-misses' are the
> > right term.
> >
> > Do you agree?
> >
>
> Event we used for (BPU, READ, ACCESS) is 'branch instructions retired'
>
> So 'branch loads' we mean 'branch instruction loaded and retired'
>
> I like all of them : 'branch loads', 'branch retired' or 'branches'
>
> Please let me know, which one is best option so that I can prepare the
> patch.
>

Or if branches is special and following values are always invalid :

(BPU, WRITE, ACCESS)
(BPU, WRITE, MISS)
(BPU, PREFETCH, ACCESS)
(BPU, PREFTECH, MISS)

then can we move BPU to some other category from Hardware cache
counters.

Thanks,
--
JSR





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