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1.  Introduction

2.  Types, Operators, and Expressions

3.  Variables

4.  D Program Structure

5.  Pointers and Arrays

6.  Strings

7.  Structs and Unions

8.  Type and Constant Definitions

9.  Aggregations

10.  Actions and Subroutines

11.  Buffers and Buffering

12.  Output Formatting

13.  Speculative Tracing

14.  dtrace(1M) Utility

15.  Scripting

16.  Options and Tunables

17.  dtrace Provider

18.  lockstat Provider

19.  profile Provider

20.  fbt Provider

21.  syscall Provider

22.  sdt Provider

23.  sysinfo Provider

24.  vminfo Provider

25.  proc Provider

26.  sched Provider

27.  io Provider

28.  mib Provider

29.  fpuinfo Provider




30.  pid Provider

31.  plockstat Provider

32.  fasttrap Provider

33.  User Process Tracing

34.  Statically Defined Tracing for User Applications

35.  Security

36.  Anonymous Tracing

37.  Postmortem Tracing

38.  Performance Considerations

39.  Stability

40.  Translators

41.  Versioning



Chapter 29

fpuinfo Provider

The fpuinfo provider makes available probes that correspond to the simulation of floating-point instructions on SPARC microprocessors. While most floating-point instructions are executed in hardware, some floating-point operations trap into the operating system for simulation. The conditions under which floating-point operations require operating system simulation are specific to a microprocessor implementation. The operations that require simulation are rare. However, if an application uses one of these operations frequently, the effect on performance could be severe. The fpuinfo provider enables rapid investigation of floating-point simulation seen through either kstat(1M) and the fpu_info kernel statistic or trapstat(1M) and the fp-xcp-other trap.