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Manual Reference Pages  -  PMC_GET_MSR (3)

NAME

pmc_get_msr - x86 architecture-specific PMC operations

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also

LIBRARY


.Lb libpmc

SYNOPSIS


.In pmc.h int pmc_get_msr pmc_id_t pmc uint32_t *msr

DESCRIPTION

The function pmc_get_msr returns the processor model specific register number associated with a PMC for subsequent use with RDPMC instructions. Argument pmc specifies a process scope counting PMC. The function will write the model specific register number associated with the PMC to the location pointed to by argument msr.

After successful completion of this function, applications can directly read the contents of PMC hardware using RDPMC instructions.

RETURN VALUES


.Rv -std pmc_get_msr

ERRORS

A call to pmc_get_msr may fail with the following errors:
[EINVAL]
  The PMC handle specified was invalid.
[EINVAL]
  The PMC specified did not have process scope or counting mode.
[EINVAL]
  The PMC specified was allocated with the PMC_F_DESCENDANTS flag.
[EINVAL]
  The specified PMC is already attached to target processes other than the owner.
[ENOSYS]
  The underlying hardware does not support an RDPMC instruction.

SEE ALSO

pmc(3), hwpmc(4)
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