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SubjectRe: [BUG] perf stat: useless output for raw events with new event parser
On 23.04.12 12:48:52, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-04-23 at 12:45 +0200, Stephane Eranian wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > With the new event parser, one can express raw events field by field:
> >
> > $ perf stat -e cpu/event=0x3c,umask=0x0/,cpu/event=0xc5,umask=0x0/ noploop 1
> >
> > The problem with this is that the output of perf stat becomes useless:
> >
> > $ perf stat -e cpu/event=0x3c,umask=0x0/,cpu/event=0xc5,umask=0x0/ noploop 1
> > noploop for 1 seconds
> >
> > Performance counter stats for 'noploop 1':
> >
> > 2395038678 pmu
> > 10787 pmu
> > ^^^^^^
> > 1.000802603 seconds time elapsed
>
> Yeah, I already complained about that.. Jolsa proposed adding a name=
> parameter so you could explicitly name your events. I think I've seen a
> patch adding that, but can't atm seem to locate it.

"pmu" is always useless, because we have multiple pmus in one system
and don't know which pmu is meant. So the events name should be close
(maybe exactly) to what the -e option says instead of "pmu".

-Robert

--
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Operating System Research Center



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