Bug 1290998 - Papi errors out with every invocation on Power8
Papi errors out with every invocation on Power8
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: papi (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: William Cohen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-12-12 10:31 EST by Jakub Jelen
Modified: 2015-12-16 07:43 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-12-16 07:43:52 EST
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Description Jakub Jelen 2015-12-12 10:31:54 EST
Description of problem:
Actual papi version on Fedora 22 prints errors in the beginning of every invocation.
I was trying to report upstream, but their Trac do not accept any new registration so trying here.
Let me know if there is any more information I should provide or other way to get in touch with upstream

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install papi on Power8 machine
2. run papi_mem_info (for example, others result in the same error)

Actual results:
PAPI Error: papi_preset: Error finding event PM_LD_REF_L1.

PAPI Error: papi_preset: Error finding event PM_LD_REF_L1.

Expected results:
no errors
Comment 1 Jaromír Cápík 2015-12-16 04:02:13 EST
The papi_mem_info is trying to read from non-existing /sys/devices/cpu/events/PM_LD_REF_L1 file. The file exists on P7+.
Comment 2 Jaromír Cápík 2015-12-16 04:18:45 EST
The following kernel patch looks like what you need ...


... but it's quite recent and not applied to f22 sources yet.
Comment 3 William Cohen 2015-12-16 07:23:10 EST
It looks like libpfm-4.5 in f22 needs the following backported:


Update IBM Power8 event list

The list of available Power 8 performance counter events has been updated.
There are a number of new events that have been added to the list with a
few corrections to existing events.

Signed-off-by: Carl Love <carll@us.ibm.com>
Comment 4 Jaromír Cápík 2015-12-16 07:24:19 EST
libpfm-4.6.0-3.fc23 helped to get rid of the issue
Comment 5 Jakub Jelen 2015-12-16 07:43:52 EST
As noted update libpfm to F23 package helped so we can close this report as it is functional in current release.

Thanks for consultation.

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