Confusion about profiling:DM6446 Cycle accurate simulator

Started by perushiv December 5, 2007
For DM6446 Cycle accuracy simulator, when I profiled

1. I got and cycles.cpu data. This number for cycles.tota
l=3*cycles.cpu. Which one should I consider and what is the meaning of

2. There is a field called "others" (this is, last but one element
after functions that are been listed in left most coulmn), which is
also taking some significant amount of cycles. What does this mean?

Can you please help me in understanding above issues.