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Old 10-20-2015, 08:27 AM   #1
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How to identify the cache events (hit/miss/TLB/L1/L2) on some particular kernel code.

For example: if we are trying to memcpy() 10,20,30 bytes sequentially then are we able to trace which cache events (hit/miss/TLB/L1/L2).
(difference b/w cache hits before and hits after calling memcpy().)

I'm using perf tool to analyze the performance counter for cache events. but for this i need to pass the command. (perf stat -e L1-dcache-loads <commands>)
Old 10-24-2015, 01:40 PM   #2
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I can never remember all the perf flags but the best authority on perf is in the kernel source for your kernel. Look under tools/perf/Documentation

For example:

" -o, --only-prefault
Show only the result with page faults before memcpy.

-n, --no-prefault
Show only the result without page faults before memcpy.


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