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tracepoint perf counter events and new ABI

From:  Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject:  [PATCH 00/10] tracepoint perf counter events and new ABI
Date:  Thu, 19 Mar 2009 20:26:10 +0100
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:, Peter Zijlstra <>
Archive-link:  Article

These patches change the event tracer to provide id files:

[root@opteron ~]# for i in /debug/tracing/events/irq/*/id; do echo `cat $i` - $i; done
28 - /debug/tracing/events/irq/irq_handler_entry/id
29 - /debug/tracing/events/irq/irq_handler_exit/id
27 - /debug/tracing/events/irq/softirq_entry/id
26 - /debug/tracing/events/irq/softirq_exit/id

These can then be used in profiling as:

[root@opteron linux-2.6]# ~/perfstat -e 2:28 make O=native-build/ -j4 lib

 Performance counter stats for 'make':

   18280.657602  task clock ticks     (msecs)

            465  tp: 28               (events)

 Wall-clock time elapsed: 11265.199196 msecs

Showing that we had 465 irq_handler_entry events during that workload.


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