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authorMasami Hiramatsu <>2009-10-16 20:08:27 -0400
committerIngo Molnar <>2009-10-17 09:54:01 +0200
commit595c36490deb49381dc51231a3d5e6b66786ed27 (patch)
parent9769833b8e4425dc93fc837bf124c6cb02a51abb (diff)
perf: Add perf-probe document
Add perf-probe subcommand document and add it to command-list. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <> Cc: Steven Rostedt <> Cc: Paul Mackerras <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> LKML-Reference: <> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
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diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..6b6c6aecdf1d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,48 @@
+perf-probe - Define new dynamic tracepoints
+'perf probe' [-k <file>] -P 'PROBE' [-P 'PROBE' ...]
+This command defines dynamic tracepoint events, by symbol and registers
+without debuginfo, or by C expressions (C line numbers, C function names,
+and C local variables) with debuginfo.
+ Specify vmlinux path which has debuginfo (Dwarf binary).
+ Be more verbose (show parsed arguments, etc).
+ Define a probe point (see PROBE SYNTAX for detail)
+Probe points are defined by following syntax.
+'TYPE' specifies the type of probe point, you can use either "p" (kprobe) or "r" (kretprobe) for 'TYPE'. 'GRP' specifies the group name of this probe, and 'NAME' specifies the event name. If 'GRP' is omitted, "kprobes" is used for its group name.
+'FUNC' and 'OFFS' specifies function and offset (in byte) where probe will be put. In addition, 'SRC' specifies a source file which has that function (this is mainly for inline functions).
+You can specify a probe point by the source line number by using '@SRC:LINE' syntax, where 'SRC' is the source file path and 'LINE' is the line number.
+'ARG' specifies the arguments of this probe point. You can use the name of local variable, or kprobe-tracer argument format (e.g. $retval, %ax, etc).
+linkperf:perf-trace[1], linkperf:perf-record[1]
diff --git a/tools/perf/command-list.txt b/tools/perf/command-list.txt
index 00326e230d87..6475db4f194c 100644
--- a/tools/perf/command-list.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/command-list.txt
@@ -11,3 +11,4 @@ perf-stat mainporcelain common
perf-timechart mainporcelain common
perf-top mainporcelain common
perf-trace mainporcelain common
+perf-probe mainporcelain common