LIBPFM(3)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                LIBPFM(3)

NAME         top

       libpfm_intel_snbep_unc_pcu  - support for Intel Sandy Bridge-EP Power
       Controller Unit (PCU) uncore PMU

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <perfmon/pfmlib.h>

       PMU name: snbep_unc_pcu
       PMU desc: Intel Sandy Bridge-EP PCU uncore PMU

DESCRIPTION         top

       The library supports the Intel Sandy Bridge Power Controller Unit
       uncore PMU.  This PMU model only exists on Sandy Bridge model 45.
       There is only one PCU PMU per processor socket.

MODIFIERS         top

       The following modifiers are supported on Intel Sandy Bridge C-Box
       uncore PMU:

       i      Invert the meaning of the event. The counter will now count HA
              cycles in which the event is not occurring. This is a boolean

       e      Enable edge detection, i.e., count only when there is a state
              transition from no occurrence of the event to at least one
              occurrence. This modifier must be combined with a threshold
              modifier (t) with a value greater or equal to one.  This is a
              boolean modifier.

       t      Set the threshold value. When set to a non-zero value, the
              counter counts the number of HA cycles in which the number of
              occurrences of the event is greater or equal to the threshold.
              This is an integer modifier with values in the range [0:15].

       ff     Enable frequency band filtering. This modifier applies only to
              the UNC_P_FREQ_BANDx_CYCLES events, where x is [0-3].  The
              modifiers expects an integer in the range [0-255]. The value
              is interpreted as a frequency value to be multiplied by
              100Mhz. Thus if the value is 32, then all cycles where the
              processor is running at 3.2GHz and more are counted.

Frequency band filtering         top

       There are 3 events which support frequency band filtering, namely,
       filter (available via the ff modifier) is stored into a PMU shared
       register which hold all 4 possible frequency bands, one per event.
       However, the library generate the encoding for each event
       individually because it processes events one at a time. The caller or
       the underlying kernel interface may have to merge the band filter
       settings to program the filter register properly.

AUTHORS         top

       Stephane Eranian <>

COLOPHON         top

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                                August, 2012                       LIBPFM(3)