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authorNamhyung Kim <>2016-01-05 19:58:36 +0900
committerArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>2016-01-06 20:11:14 -0300
commit4c96bee03247c6eab27287fa66457a231b9fab79 (patch)
parent9735be24ec086fbccee321471cc21dedefa956a6 (diff)
perf report: Add documentation for dynamic sort keys
Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <> Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <> Cc: Andi Kleen <> Cc: David Ahern <> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Steven Rostedt <> Cc: Wang Nan <> Link: Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
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diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt
index ae7cd91727f6..8a301f6afb37 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt
@@ -117,6 +117,30 @@ OPTIONS
And default sort keys are changed to comm, dso_from, symbol_from, dso_to
and symbol_to, see '--branch-stack'.
+ If the data file has tracepoint event(s), following (dynamic) sort keys
+ are also available:
+ trace, trace_fields, [<event>.]<field>[/raw]
+ - trace: pretty printed trace output in a single column
+ - trace_fields: fields in tracepoints in separate columns
+ - <field name>: optional event and field name for a specific field
+ The last form consists of event and field names. If event name is
+ omitted, it searches all events for matching field name. The matched
+ field will be shown only for the event has the field. The event name
+ supports substring match so user doesn't need to specify full subsystem
+ and event name everytime. For example, 'sched:sched_switch' event can
+ be shortened to 'switch' as long as it's not ambiguous. Also event can
+ be specified by its index (starting from 1) preceded by the '%'.
+ So '%1' is the first event, '%2' is the second, and so on.
+ The field name can have '/raw' suffix which disables pretty printing
+ and shows raw field value like hex numbers. The --raw-trace option
+ has the same effect for all dynamic sort keys.
+ The default sort keys are changed to 'trace' if all events in the data
+ file are tracepoint.
Specify output field - multiple keys can be specified in CSV format.