[RFC][PATCH] perf: Add a few generic stalled-cycles events

Arun Sharma asharma at fb.com
Tue Oct 16 04:23:10 EST 2012

On 10/15/12 8:55 AM, Robert Richter wrote:

> Perf tool works then out-of-the-box with:
>   $ perf record -e cpu/stalled-cycles-fixed-point/ ...
> The event string can easily be reused by other architectures as a
> quasi standard.

I like Robert's proposal better. It's hard to model all the stall events 
(eg: instruction decoder related stalls on x86) in a hardware 
independent way.

Another area to think about: software engineers are generally busy and 
have a limited amount of time to devote to hardware event based 
optimizations. The most common question I hear is: what is the expected 
perf gain if I fix this? It's hard to answer that with just the stall 


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