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PAPI_set_opt - Man Page

Set PAPI library or event set options.


Detailed Description

C Interface:

#include <papi.h>
int PAPI_set_opt(  int option, PAPI_option_t * ptr );


option Defines the option to be set. Possible values are briefly described in the table below.
ptr Pointer to a structure determined by the selected option. See PAPI_option_t for a description of possible structures.

Return values

PAPI_EINVAL The specified option or parameter is invalid.
PAPI_ENOEVST The EventSet specified does not exist.
PAPI_EISRUN The EventSet is currently counting events.
PAPI_ECMP The option is not implemented for the current component.
PAPI_ENOINIT PAPI has not been initialized.
PAPI_EINVAL_DOM Invalid 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

 OPTION          DEFINITION PAPI_DEFDOM     Set default counting domain for newly created event sets. Requires a
               component index. PAPI_DEFGRN     Set default counting granularity. Requires a component index. PAPI_DEBUG      Set 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_MULTIPLEX  Enable specified EventSet for multiplexing. PAPI_DEF_ITIMER Set the type of itimer used in software multiplexing, overflowing
               and profiling. PAPI_DEF_MPX_NS Set the sampling time slice in nanoseconds for multiplexing and overflow. PAPI_DEF_ITIMER_NS See PAPI_DEF_MPX_NS. PAPI_ATTACH     Attach EventSet specified in ptr->attach.eventset to thread or process id
               specified in in ptr->attach.tid. PAPI_CPU_ATTACH Attach EventSet specified in ptr->cpu.eventset to cpu specified in in
               ptr->cpu.cpu_num. PAPI_DETACH     Detach EventSet specified in ptr->attach.eventset from any thread
               or process id. PAPI_DOMAIN     Set domain for EventSet specified in ptr->domain.eventset.
               Will error if eventset is not bound to a component. PAPI_GRANUL     Set granularity for EventSet specified in ptr->granularity.eventset.
               Will error if eventset is not bound to a component. PAPI_INHERIT        Enable or disable inheritance for specified EventSet. PAPI_DATA_ADDRESS   Set 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_ADDRESS  Set instruction address range as described above. Itanium only.

See also






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