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PAPI_set_opt Class Reference

Set PAPI library or event set options. More...

Detailed Description

C Interface:
#include <papi.h>
int PAPI_set_opt( int option, PAPI_option_t * ptr );
[in]optionDefines the option to be set. Possible values are briefly described in the table below.
[in,out]ptrPointer to a structure determined by the selected option. See PAPI_option_t for a description of possible structures.
Return values
PAPI_EINVALThe specified option or parameter is invalid.
PAPI_ENOEVSTThe EventSet specified does not exist.
PAPI_EISRUNThe EventSet is currently counting events.
PAPI_ECMPThe option is not implemented for the current component.
PAPI_ENOINITPAPI has not been initialized.
PAPI_EINVAL_DOMInvalid domain has been requested.

PAPI_set_opt() changes the options of the PAPI library or a specific EventSet created by PAPI_create_eventset. Some options may require that the EventSet be bound to a component before they can execute successfully. This can be done either by adding an event or by explicitly calling PAPI_assign_eventset_component.

Ptr is a pointer to the PAPI_option_t structure, which is actually a union of different structures for different options. Not all options require or return information in these structures. Each requires different values to be set. Some options require a component index to be provided. These options are handled implicitly through the option structures.

Some options, such as PAPI_DOMAIN and PAPI_MULTIPLEX are also available as separate entry points in both C and Fortran.

The reader is encouraged to peruse the ctests code in the PAPI distribution for examples of usage of PAPI_set_opt.

Possible values for the PAPI_set_opt option parameter
PAPI_DEFDOMSet default counting domain for newly created event sets. Requires a component index.
PAPI_DEFGRNSet default counting granularity. Requires a component index.
PAPI_DEBUGSet the PAPI debug state and the debug handler. The debug state is specified in ptr->debug.level. The debug handler is specified in ptr->debug.handler. For further information regarding debug states and the behavior of the handler, see PAPI_set_debug.
PAPI_MULTIPLEXEnable specified EventSet for multiplexing.
xPAPI_DEF_ITIMERSet the type of itimer used in software multiplexing, overflowing and profiling.
PAPI_DEF_MPX_NSSet the sampling time slice in nanoseconds for multiplexing and overflow.
PAPI_ATTACHAttach EventSet specified in ptr->attach.eventset to thread or process id specified in in ptr->attach.tid.
PAPI_CPU_ATTACHAttach EventSet specified in ptr->cpu.eventset to cpu specified in in ptr->cpu.cpu_num.
PAPI_DETACHDetach EventSet specified in ptr->attach.eventset from any thread or process id.
PAPI_DOMAINSet domain for EventSet specified in ptr->domain.eventset. Will error if eventset is not bound to a component.
PAPI_GRANULSet granularity for EventSet specified in ptr->granularity.eventset. Will error if eventset is not bound to a component.
PAPI_INHERITEnable or disable inheritance for specified EventSet.
PAPI_DATA_ADDRESSSet data address range to restrict event counting for EventSet specified in ptr->addr.eventset. Starting and ending addresses are specified in ptr->addr.start and ptr->addr.end, respectively. If exact addresses cannot be instantiated, offsets are returned in ptr->addr.start_off and ptr->addr.end_off. Currently implemented on Itanium only.
PAPI_INSTR_ADDRESSSet instruction address range as described above. Itanium only.
See Also

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