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Re: AutoFDO profile toolchain is open-sourced
- From: Andi Kleen <andi at firstfloor dot org>
- To: Ilya Palachev <i dot palachev at samsung dot com>
- Cc: Diego Novillo <dnovillo at google dot com>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, David Li <davidxl at google dot com>, Jan Hubicka <hubicka at ucw dot cz>, Sebastian Pop <sebpop at gmail dot com>, Dehao Chen <dehao at google dot com>, Vyacheslav Barinov <v dot barinov at samsung dot com>
- Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:10 -0700
- Subject: Re: AutoFDO profile toolchain is open-sourced
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Ilya Palachev <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> But why create_gcov does not inform about that (no branch events were
> found)? It creates empty gcov file and says nothing :(
> Moreover, in the mentioned README it is said that perf should also be
> executed with option -e BR_INST_RETIRED:TAKEN.
Standard perf doesn't have a full event list
This assumes a perf patched with the libpfm patch.
Also I suspect it really wants to use PEBS events, so pp should be added.
Alternatively you can use ocperf (from
http://github.com/andikleen/pmu-tools) which is just a wrapper:
ocperf.py record -e br_inst_retired.near_taken:pp -b ...
or specify the event manually (depending on your CPU, like)
perf record -e
BTW the biggest problem with autofdo currently is that it is
quite bitrotten and supports only several years old perf.
So all of this above will only work with old distributions,
unless you compile an old perf utility first.
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