Re: [hatari-devel] Hatari profiler updates and CPU cycle questions

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I've given a look at the example you sent us :

We must be very careful about what we speak about here.

In your example : p:023e  57eb00         [05 cyc]  move x:(r3+n3),b                                  0.02% {11300, 45200)

When you trace your program (ie, the program is running with the registers in the good state), the cycles for this instruction will display [04 cycles] if X memory w< $200 or [05 cycles] if X memory is > $200

So, while executing your code, the value was always [04 cycles] (as you said X is always in the internal memory) and Eero's profiler is good.

So what ? :)

At the end, when Eero calls the profiler for each instruction, the DSP "executes" each instruction and returns to the initial state (to be able to count the cycles).
But in this case, the values of R3 or N3 may be > $200 and the DSP adds 1 to the cycles.

You can't guess the amount of cycles an instruction will consume, except when you really run your program and TRACE it.

When you DISASM the DSP memory, the cycles are given accordingly to the value of the registers, which are constant and probably not as they're in dynamic running.

So, when TRACING code, the cycles before the instruction are correct.
when DISASEMBLING the DSP memory, they can be wrong, but Eero's sum of cycles seems good.

(you can see this in many other parts of your file :
5 lines after
3 more lines after,

Just ask again if everything is not clear.


Le 31/01/2013 20:06, Douglas Little a écrit :
BTW I sent a DSP profile/disassembly listing earlier for Laurent but I don't know if it made it to the mailing list - it had a 160kb attachment?


On 31 January 2013 19:04, Douglas Little <doug694@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
With the last revision of the Hatari code (#d9c87d1f668d) it looks like the symbol import and disassembly is now matching the sourcecode for my case:


14a482 : b27c 0011                            cmp.w     #$11,d1                    0.01% (1959, 4294967295, 1959)     
14a486 : 6648                                 bne.s     $14a4d0                    0.01% (1959, 718, 0)               


cmp.w #$0011,d1
bne.s .no_full

(...although the CPU cycle counts are still wild, even in a debug build).


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