[PULL,v5,43/44] docs/devel: Added cache plugin to the plugins docs

Message ID 20210714150036.21060-44-alex.bennee@linaro.org
State Accepted
Commit 4c125f3b7591758ebd96c3ac3ff469480b7aaea2
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  • testing, build and plugin updates
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Alex Bennée July 14, 2021, 3 p.m.
From: Mahmoud Mandour <ma.mandourr@gmail.com>


Signed-off-by: Mahmoud Mandour <ma.mandourr@gmail.com>

Signed-off-by: Alex Bennée <alex.bennee@linaro.org>

Message-Id: <20210628053808.17422-1-ma.mandourr@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <20210709143005.1554-40-alex.bennee@linaro.org>

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diff --git a/docs/devel/tcg-plugins.rst b/docs/devel/tcg-plugins.rst
index 179867e9c1..7e54f12837 100644
--- a/docs/devel/tcg-plugins.rst
+++ b/docs/devel/tcg-plugins.rst
@@ -344,3 +344,62 @@  which will output an execution trace following this structure::
   0, 0xd32, 0xf9893014, "adds r0, #0x14"
   0, 0xd34, 0xf9c8f000, "bl #0x10c8"
   0, 0x10c8, 0xfff96c43, "ldr r3, [r0, #0x44]", load, 0x200000e4, RAM
+
+- contrib/plugins/cache
+
+Cache modelling plugin that measures the performance of a given cache
+configuration when a given working set is run::
+
+    qemu-x86_64 -plugin ./contrib/plugins/libcache.so \
+      -d plugin -D cache.log ./tests/tcg/x86_64-linux-user/float_convs
+
+will report the following::
+
+    Data accesses: 996479, Misses: 507
+    Miss rate: 0.050879%
+
+    Instruction accesses: 2641737, Misses: 18617
+    Miss rate: 0.704726%
+
+    address, data misses, instruction
+    0x424f1e (_int_malloc), 109, movq %rax, 8(%rcx)
+    0x41f395 (_IO_default_xsputn), 49, movb %dl, (%rdi, %rax)
+    0x42584d (ptmalloc_init.part.0), 33, movaps %xmm0, (%rax)
+    0x454d48 (__tunables_init), 20, cmpb $0, (%r8)
+    ...
+
+    address, fetch misses, instruction
+    0x4160a0 (__vfprintf_internal), 744, movl $1, %ebx
+    0x41f0a0 (_IO_setb), 744, endbr64
+    0x415882 (__vfprintf_internal), 744, movq %r12, %rdi
+    0x4268a0 (__malloc), 696, andq $0xfffffffffffffff0, %rax
+    ...
+
+The plugin has a number of arguments, all of them are optional:
+
+  * arg="limit=N"
+
+  Print top N icache and dcache thrashing instructions along with their
+  address, number of misses, and its disassembly. (default: 32)
+
+  * arg="icachesize=N"
+  * arg="iblksize=B"
+  * arg="iassoc=A"
+
+  Instruction cache configuration arguments. They specify the cache size, block
+  size, and associativity of the instruction cache, respectively.
+  (default: N = 16384, B = 64, A = 8)
+
+  * arg="dcachesize=N"
+  * arg="dblksize=B"
+  * arg="dassoc=A"
+
+  Data cache configuration arguments. They specify the cache size, block size,
+  and associativity of the data cache, respectively.
+  (default: N = 16384, B = 64, A = 8)
+
+  * arg="evict=POLICY"
+
+  Sets the eviction policy to POLICY. Available policies are: :code:`lru`,
+  :code:`fifo`, and :code:`rand`. The plugin will use the specified policy for
+  both instruction and data caches. (default: POLICY = :code:`lru`)