|PMC_SET(3)||FreeBSD Library Functions Manual||PMC_SET(3)|
NAMEpmc_set — set the reload count of a sampling PMC
LIBRARYPerformance Counters Library (libpmc, -lpmc)
SYNOPSIS#include < pmc.h>
pmc_set( pmc_id_t pmc, pmc_value_t value);
DESCRIPTIONFunction pmc_set() is used to set the reload value of sampling PMCs. Argument pmc specified the handle a previously allocate sampling mode PMC. Argument value specifies the reload count.
Sampling PMCs will interrupt the CPU after the number of hardware events specified by the reload count are seen. After the sampling interrupt is processed the underlying hardware will be reloaded with the specified count and the hardware automatically restarted by hwpmc(4).
Function pmc_set() should be called on PMC in a quiescent state.
RETURN VALUESThe pmc_set() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
ERRORSA call to pmc_set() may fail with the following errors:
- [ EINVAL]
- The current process did not own a PMC with the specified handle.
- [ EBUSY]
- The specified PMC was already running.
|November 25, 2007||FreeBSD|