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I got to know "perf" tool in "linux-tools-3.2.0-43" for Ubuntu 12.04 which can monitor the performance counts for some micro-architectures, however, the tool is dependent to the cpu architecture and compiler.

As I am interested in profiling the compiler transformations (mostly with LLVM), does anybody know any other profiling tools acting independently on the feature of the source code (like CFG, skeleton, etc.)?

Edited: In addition, I have tried to use perf in VM (monolithic), but it seems to be not monitoring kernel micro-architectures. Is it generally possible?

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I could find a good scholarly tool and framework called MICA : "Microarchitecture-Independent Characterization of application" which has been developed in Ghent University. More Info HERE

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