This is exactly what the Sensor Abstraction project 
(http://opensolaris.org/os/project/sensors) is suppose to address.  To 
get engaged with that project, subscribe and participate in the 
discussions at http://opensolaris.org/os/community/fm

Cindi


Amir Javanshir wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I would like to submit a new project request and hopefully get a sponsor.
> 
> Project Name: 
> HAR (Hardware Activity Reporter)
> 
> Project Description
> 
>  The goal of this project is to develop a performance monitoring tool 
>  that samples hardware counters in the system (primarily cpu counters, 
>  but could extend to bus counters) to produce higher-level metrics (eg, 
>  mips, flops, cache miss, stall rate, bus utilization) which can guide 
>  a bottleneck analysis and performance tuning process. There exists a 
>  first release of HAR, developed internally at Sun, that only looks at 
>  cpu counters and supports currently only UltraSPARC1-4 (not 4+) & 
>  Pentium3 systems. The open-sourcing of the existing HAR code has been 
>  approved by Sun. There are a few users of HAR out there that keep 
>  asking for newer releases (eg eBay) and support for recent hardware. 
>  The purpose of open-sourcing HAR is to provide a proper place for the 
>  continued development & dissemination of HAR. The primary task will be 
>  to port HAR to Solaris 10 and libcpc2 so Niagara, AMD and modern Intel 
>  processors can be supported.
> 
>  Related Projects
> 
>  There are no known related projects or dependencies. HAR will build 
>  directly on top of libcpc2 for accessing cpu counters. Access to bus 
>  counters has not been researched yet.
> 
> Current Team
> 
> We are already 3 engineers working on this subject
> 
> Cheers,
> Amir Javanshir
>  
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