PAPI_num_counters Class Reference

Get the number of hardware counters available on the system. More...


Detailed Description

C Interface:
#include <papi.h>
int PAPI_num_counters( void );
Postcondition:
Initializes the library to PAPI_HIGH_LEVEL_INITED if necessary.
Return values:
PAPI_EINVAL papi.h is different from the version used to compile the PAPI library.
PAPI_ENOMEM Insufficient memory to complete the operation.
PAPI_ESYS A system or C library call failed inside PAPI, see the errno variable.
Examples:
 int num_hwcntrs;
 //  The installation does not support PAPI 
 if ((num_hwcntrs = PAPI_num_counters()) < 0 )
    handle_error(1);
 //  The installation supports PAPI, but has no counters 
 if ((num_hwcntrs = PAPI_num_counters()) == 0 )
    fprintf(stderr,"Info:: This machine does not provide hardware counters.\n");

PAPI_num_counters() returns the optimal length of the values array for the high level functions. This value corresponds to the number of hardware counters supported by the current CPU component.

Note:
This function only works for the CPU component. To determine the number of counters on another component, use the low level PAPI_num_cmp_hwctrs().

The documentation for this class was generated from the following file:

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