On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Bhavishya Goel <bhavishya.goel@gmail.com> wrote:

I am trying to use the TSX event modifiers for libpfm4 on Intel Haswell microarchitecture. But it doesn't seem to be working for me. The counts that I see for performance events are the same with or without the intx/intxcp attibute. Following is an example of command that I run:

task -i -e UNHALTED_CORE_CYCLES:intx ./tsx_example

The count for UNHALTED_CORE_CYCLES remains the same with and without intx attribute. The intxcp attribute also doesn't make a difference. Intel's PCM-TSX tool for the same code shows that cycles spent within transaction are only 56% of the total cycles.

And what kernel version are you using?
You need kernel support to get Haswell support. In fact, you need 3.11.0-rc5 or so.
With any older kernels, the tsx modifiers will be ignored.