Ralf Baechle wrote:
On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 09:04:49AM -0700, David Daney wrote:
The CPU has performance counters, but they cannot trigger interrupts, so
I am just using it in 'timer' mode right now. I am wondering what would
happen if I added all counter samples at each clock tick. That is
something I might try when I have a little free time.
Now that's truly a strange processor - what CPU are you using?
ATI Xilleon X226-A12. According to my data sheet, there are ten
counters, but you can only use six at a time. They are external to the
4KEc core, and the only operations you can do to them are enable/disable
counting, reset to zero and read the current values.
The counters count:
I cache hit/miss
D cache hit/miss
Write merging/not merging
Perhaps I should not worry about them. Probably hooking up one of the
high resolution timers would yield more useful profiling information.
I had one other problem with my cross built bash where the signal
numbering of the build host was being used instead of the numbering for
the target. Once I fixed bash and the lookup_dcookie system call, it
seems to work flawlessly.
That bug is getting a classic. I've fixed it in ash also - ages ago ...
I usually try to escape from the horrors of crosscompiling by using a
decent GHz MIPS system.
Yeah, In a perfect world I would have such a beast.