|PMC.TSC(3)||FreeBSD Library Functions Manual||PMC.TSC(3)|
NAMEpmc.tsc — measurements using the i386 timestamp counter
LIBRARYPerformance Counters Library (libpmc, -lpmc)
SYNOPSIS#include < pmc.h>
DESCRIPTIONIn the i386 architecture, the timestamp counter is a monotonically non-decreasing counter that counts processor cycles.
This counter may be selected specifying an event specifier “
tsc” to pmc_allocate(3). The TSC is a read-only counter that may only be allocated in system-wide counting mode. The “
tsc” event does not support further event qualifiers.
Multiple processes are allowed to allocate the TSC. Once allocated, the TSC may be read using the pmc_read() function, or by using the
Event Name AliasesThe alias “
cycles” maps to the TSC.
SEE ALSOpmc(3), pmc.atom(3), pmc.core(3), pmc.core2(3), pmc.iaf(3), pmc.k7(3), pmc.k8(3), pmc.p4(3), pmc.p5(3), pmc.p6(3), pmc.soft(3), pmclog(3), hwpmc(4)
HISTORYThe pmc library first appeared in FreeBSD 6.0.
AUTHORSThe Performance Counters Library (libpmc, -lpmc) library was written by <jkoshy@FreeBSD.org>.
|October 4, 2008||FreeBSD|