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NAME ^

Perf::ARM - Perl extension wrapper for the ARM 2.0 implementation

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Perf::ARM;

  my ($appl_id,$tran_handle, $tran_id, $rc);

  ($appl_id=Perf::ARM::arm_init( "$0", "*", 0,0,0)) ||
    die "arm_init() failed \n";
  $tran_id=Perf::ARM::arm_getid($appl_id, "simple_tran",
    "detail_$$", 0,0,0);
  $tran_handle=Perf::ARM::arm_start($tran_id, 0,0,0);

  #  do the unit of work to be measured
  &do_my_work(@my_args)

  $rc=Perf::ARM::arm_stop($tran_handle, 0, 0,0,0);

  $rc=Perf::ARM::arm_end($appl_id, 0,0,0);

DESCRIPTION ^

This serves as a simple wrapper around the ARM C routines:

arm_init(char *,char *,long ,char *,long ); [ returns long ]

arm_getid(long ,char *,char *,long ,char *,long ); [ returns long ]

arm_start(long ,long ,char *,long ); [ returns long ]

arm_update(long ,long ,char *,long ); [ returns long ]

arm_stop(long ,long ,long ,char *,long ); [ returns long ]

arm_end(long ,long ,char *,long ); [ returns long ]

Exported functions, with ARM defines ^

  extern arm_int32_t  arm_init(
    char*        appl_name,
    char*        appl_user_id,
    arm_int32_t  flags,
    char*        data,
    arm_int32_t  data_size);
  extern arm_int32_t  arm_getid(
    arm_int32_t  appl_id,
    char*        tran_name,
    char*        tran_detail,
    arm_int32_t  flags,
    char*        data,
    arm_int32_t  data_size);
  extern arm_int32_t  arm_start(
    arm_int32_t  tran_id,
    arm_int32_t  flags,
    char*        data,
    arm_int32_t  data_size);
  extern arm_int32_t  arm_update(
    arm_int32_t  start_handle,
    arm_int32_t  flags,
    char*        data,
    arm_int32_t  data_size);
  extern arm_int32_t  arm_stop(
    arm_int32_t  start_handle,
    arm_int32_t  tran_status,
    arm_int32_t  flags,
    char*        data,
    arm_int32_t  data_size);
  extern arm_int32_t  arm_end(
    arm_int32_t  appl_id,
    arm_int32_t  flags,
    char*        data,
    arm_int32_t  data_size);

AUTHOR ^

bryan_backer@hp.com

BUGS, LIMITATIONS ^

The module's tests do not currently pass if the system has the no-operation (NULL) shared libraries, as they return zero for all calls.

On some HP-UX builds of perl with the usemymalloc build flag set to 'y', Perf::ARM dumps core. The cause of this problem is not fully understood. If the problem occurs, rebuild the perl with usemymalloc='n'. Running perl -V will show the usemymalloc setting for your perl.

TO DO ^

    - create a useful subset of tests that work with the null libarm
      from the ARM SDK, allowing 'make test' to pass on those systems.
    - integrate David Carter's Inline suggestions
    - integrate David Carter's function name and null parameter
      shortening suggestions
    - build an object interface similar to the ARM 3.0 Java interface
      described at http://regions.cmg.org/regions/cmgarmw/ARM30.html

SEE ALSO ^

ARM FAQ at http://www.cmg.org/regions/cmgarmw/armfaq.html

Glance docs at http://www.openview.hp.com/products/

CMG ARM Working Group info page at http://www.cmg.org/regions/cmgarmw/

HP-UX: /opt/perf/include/arm.h or /usr/include/arm.h

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