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Subject[PATCH] perf: add perf stat -B to pretty print large numbers
It is hard to read very large numbers so provide an option to perf stat
to separate thousands using a separator. The patch leverages the locale
support of stdio. You need to set your LC_NUMERIC appropriately, for
instance LC_NUMERIC=en_US.UTF8. You need to pass -B to activate this
feature. This way existing scripts parsing the output do not need to be
changed. Here is an example.

$ perf stat noploop 2
noploop for 2 seconds

Performance counter stats for 'noploop 2':

1998.347031 task-clock-msecs # 0.998 CPUs
61 context-switches # 0.000 M/sec
0 CPU-migrations # 0.000 M/sec
118 page-faults # 0.000 M/sec
4,138,410,900 cycles # 2070.917 M/sec (scaled from 70.01%)
2,062,650,268 instructions # 0.498 IPC (scaled from 70.01%)
2,057,653,466 branches # 1029.678 M/sec (scaled from 70.01%)
40,267 branch-misses # 0.002 % (scaled from 30.04%)
2,055,961,348 cache-references # 1028.831 M/sec (scaled from 30.03%)
53,725 cache-misses # 0.027 M/sec (scaled from 30.02%)

2.001393933 seconds time elapsed

$ perf stat -B noploop 2
noploop for 2 seconds

Performance counter stats for 'noploop 2':

1998.297883 task-clock-msecs # 0.998 CPUs
59 context-switches # 0.000 M/sec
0 CPU-migrations # 0.000 M/sec
119 page-faults # 0.000 M/sec
4,131,380,160 cycles # 2067.450 M/sec (scaled from 70.01%)
2,059,096,507 instructions # 0.498 IPC (scaled from 70.01%)
2,054,681,303 branches # 1028.216 M/sec (scaled from 70.01%)
25,650 branch-misses # 0.001 % (scaled from 30.05%)
2,056,283,014 cache-references # 1029.017 M/sec (scaled from 30.03%)
47,097 cache-misses # 0.024 M/sec (scaled from 30.02%)

2.001391016 seconds time elapsed

Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>


diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
index 2cab8e8..909fa76 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
@@ -43,6 +43,9 @@ OPTIONS
-c::
scale counter values

+-B::
+ print large numbers with thousands' separators according to locale
+
EXAMPLES
--------

diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c b/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
index ff8c413..9a39ca3 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@

#include <sys/prctl.h>
#include <math.h>
+#include <locale.h>

static struct perf_event_attr default_attrs[] = {

@@ -80,6 +81,8 @@ static pid_t *all_tids = NULL;
static int thread_num = 0;
static pid_t child_pid = -1;
static bool null_run = false;
+static bool big_num = false;
+

static int *fd[MAX_NR_CPUS][MAX_COUNTERS];

@@ -377,7 +380,7 @@ static void nsec_printout(int counter, double avg)
{
double msecs = avg / 1e6;

- fprintf(stderr, " %14.6f %-24s", msecs, event_name(counter));
+ fprintf(stderr, " %18.6f %-24s", msecs, event_name(counter));

if (MATCH_EVENT(SOFTWARE, SW_TASK_CLOCK, counter)) {
fprintf(stderr, " # %10.3f CPUs ",
@@ -389,7 +392,10 @@ static void abs_printout(int counter, double avg)
{
double total, ratio = 0.0;

- fprintf(stderr, " %14.0f %-24s", avg, event_name(counter));
+ if (big_num)
+ fprintf(stderr, " %'18.0f %-24s", avg, event_name(counter));
+ else
+ fprintf(stderr, " %18.0f %-24s", avg, event_name(counter));

if (MATCH_EVENT(HARDWARE, HW_INSTRUCTIONS, counter)) {
total = avg_stats(&runtime_cycles_stats);
@@ -426,7 +432,7 @@ static void print_counter(int counter)
int scaled = event_scaled[counter];

if (scaled == -1) {
- fprintf(stderr, " %14s %-24s\n",
+ fprintf(stderr, " %18s %-24s\n",
"<not counted>", event_name(counter));
return;
}
@@ -477,7 +483,7 @@ static void print_stat(int argc, const char **argv)
print_counter(counter);

fprintf(stderr, "\n");
- fprintf(stderr, " %14.9f seconds time elapsed",
+ fprintf(stderr, " %18.9f seconds time elapsed",
avg_stats(&walltime_nsecs_stats)/1e9);
if (run_count > 1) {
fprintf(stderr, " ( +- %7.3f%% )",
@@ -534,6 +540,8 @@ static const struct option options[] = {
"repeat command and print average + stddev (max: 100)"),
OPT_BOOLEAN('n', "null", &null_run,
"null run - dont start any counters"),
+ OPT_BOOLEAN('B', "big-num", &big_num,
+ "print large numbers with thousands\' separators"),
OPT_END()
};

@@ -542,6 +550,8 @@ int cmd_stat(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __used)
int status;
int i,j;

+ setlocale(LC_ALL, "");
+
argc = parse_options(argc, argv, options, stat_usage,
PARSE_OPT_STOP_AT_NON_OPTION);
if (!argc && target_pid == -1 && target_tid == -1)

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