perf_counter: Standardize event names
[linux-2.6.git] / tools / perf / design.txt
index d325076..860e116 100644 (file)
@@ -99,13 +99,13 @@ enum hw_event_ids {
        /*
         * Common hardware events, generalized by the kernel:
         */
-       PERF_COUNT_CPU_CYCLES           = 0,
-       PERF_COUNT_INSTRUCTIONS         = 1,
-       PERF_COUNT_CACHE_REFERENCES     = 2,
-       PERF_COUNT_CACHE_MISSES         = 3,
-       PERF_COUNT_BRANCH_INSTRUCTIONS  = 4,
-       PERF_COUNT_BRANCH_MISSES        = 5,
-       PERF_COUNT_BUS_CYCLES           = 6,
+       PERF_COUNT_HW_CPU_CYCLES                = 0,
+       PERF_COUNT_HW_INSTRUCTIONS              = 1,
+       PERF_COUNT_HW_CACHE_REFERENCES  = 2,
+       PERF_COUNT_HW_CACHE_MISSES              = 3,
+       PERF_COUNT_HW_BRANCH_INSTRUCTIONS       = 4,
+       PERF_COUNT_HW_BRANCH_MISSES     = 5,
+       PERF_COUNT_HW_BUS_CYCLES                = 6,
 };
 
 These are standardized types of events that work relatively uniformly
@@ -130,13 +130,13 @@ software events, selected by 'event_id':
  * well):
  */
 enum sw_event_ids {
-       PERF_COUNT_CPU_CLOCK            = 0,
-       PERF_COUNT_TASK_CLOCK           = 1,
-       PERF_COUNT_PAGE_FAULTS          = 2,
-       PERF_COUNT_CONTEXT_SWITCHES     = 3,
-       PERF_COUNT_CPU_MIGRATIONS       = 4,
-       PERF_COUNT_PAGE_FAULTS_MIN      = 5,
-       PERF_COUNT_PAGE_FAULTS_MAJ      = 6,
+       PERF_COUNT_SW_CPU_CLOCK         = 0,
+       PERF_COUNT_SW_TASK_CLOCK                = 1,
+       PERF_COUNT_SW_PAGE_FAULTS               = 2,
+       PERF_COUNT_SW_CONTEXT_SWITCHES  = 3,
+       PERF_COUNT_SW_CPU_MIGRATIONS    = 4,
+       PERF_COUNT_SW_PAGE_FAULTS_MIN   = 5,
+       PERF_COUNT_SW_PAGE_FAULTS_MAJ   = 6,
 };
 
 Counters of the type PERF_TYPE_TRACEPOINT are available when the ftrace event