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George Neville-Neil - Performance analysis with (hwpmc)
Added: 24 May 2009
Tags: dcbsdcon, dcbsdcon2009, slides, freebsd, hwpmc, george neville-neil
PDF (469 Kb, 71 pages)
FreeBSD has included support for Hardware Performance Monitoring Counters (hwpmc) for several years now. The hwpmc system provides access to counters that are present in all modern Intel and AMD CPUs, as well as other chipsets, and which give the programmer the ability to understand the low level performance issues that may effect their code. This talk will cover the motivation behind and basic usage of HWPMC.