PAPI_num_counters man page

PAPI_num_counters — Get the number of hardware counters available on the system.  


Detailed Description

C Interface:

#include <papi.h>
int PAPI_num_counters( void );


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.


int num_hwcntrs;
//  The installation does not support PAPI 
if ((num_hwcntrs = PAPI_num_counters()) < 0 )
//  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.0);

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.


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().


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Sat Feb 11 2017 Version PAPI