[bootlin/training-materials updates] master: debugging: labs: add perf stat lab (f37e2484)

Clément Léger clement.leger at bootlin.com
Wed Feb 1 12:36:08 CET 2023

Repository : https://github.com/bootlin/training-materials
On branch  : master
Link       : https://github.com/bootlin/training-materials/commit/f37e248430a6b8e9e018a21c33c48d2577a4ac96


commit f37e248430a6b8e9e018a21c33c48d2577a4ac96
Author: Clément Léger <clement.leger at bootlin.com>
Date:   Wed Feb 1 12:34:56 2023 +0100

    debugging: labs: add perf stat lab
    Signed-off-by: Clément Léger <clement.leger at bootlin.com>


 .../debugging-application-profiling.tex            | 29 ++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/labs/debugging-application-profiling/debugging-application-profiling.tex b/labs/debugging-application-profiling/debugging-application-profiling.tex
index db817ab4..2dfac75d 100644
--- a/labs/debugging-application-profiling/debugging-application-profiling.tex
+++ b/labs/debugging-application-profiling/debugging-application-profiling.tex
@@ -104,8 +104,27 @@ CPU time
 In order to have a better view of the performance of our program in a real
-system, we will use \code{perf}. First of all, we will record our program
-execution using the \code{perf record} command.
+system, we will use \code{perf}. In order to gather performance counter from
+the hardware, we will run our program using \code{perf stat}. We would like to
+observe the number of L1 data cache store misses. In order to select the correct
+event, use \code{perf list} to find it amongst the cache events:
+$ perf list cache
+Once found, execute the program using perf stat and specified that event using
+$ perf stat -e L1-dcache-store-misses ./png_convert tux.png out.png
+Revert the modifications that we did to invert the program loops and again,
+measure the amount of misses.
+After that, we will record our program execution using the \code{perf record}
+command to obtain a callgrind like result.
 $ perf record ./png_convert tux_small.png out.png
@@ -124,9 +143,9 @@ $ perf record --call-graph dwarf ./png_convert tux_small.png out.png
 We specify that we want to record the call graph using the DWARF information
-that are contained in ELF file (compiled with \code{-g}). Once recorded, display
-the results with \code{perf report} and compare them with callgrind ones:
+that are contained in ELF file (compiled with \code{-g}). Once recorded, on the
+desktop platform, display the results with \code{perf report} and compare them
+with callgrind ones:
 $ perf report --symfs=/home/<user>/debugging-labs/buildroot/output/staging/

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