Dear Arm forum,
If I want to profile a program which will land on Arm chip (like cortex A78), how far can I go if I have a x86 pc to simulation (i.e. w/o hardware)?
I know it will be cycle inaccurate, but how about instruction count?
What I expect is a tool that can report instruction count for each function in the program and maybe structure it as a tree diagram.
Can I use streamline or some kind of arm tool for this purpose?
If so, can you provide some documentation and some simple guide?
PS. actually I've open a support case #00386877 and try to use Fastline for instruction count assess, but I did not get my answer so far.
Thanks for your help.
Further to my colleague Stephen's reply, you can also read the instruction count via the PyIris API of Fast Models, see https://developer.arm.com/documentation/101421/0100/API-reference/Target/get-instruction-count--
If you need more information on this, I recommend you raise an official support case from the support menu above. Note that there may be a slightly slow follow up after the holiday period.