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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-05-25 17:05:40 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-05-25 17:05:40 -0700
commitbdc6b758e443c21c39a14c075e5b7e01f095b37b (patch)
tree40b98b5abd501cc232f41af03eb078282d7a6327 /Documentation
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parent0c9f790fcbdaf8cfb6dd7fb4e88fadf55082e37e (diff)
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Merge branch 'perf-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip
Pull perf updates from Ingo Molnar: "Mostly tooling and PMU driver fixes, but also a number of late updates such as the reworking of the call-chain size limiting logic to make call-graph recording more robust, plus tooling side changes for the new 'backwards ring-buffer' extension to the perf ring-buffer" * 'perf-urgent-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (34 commits) perf record: Read from backward ring buffer perf record: Rename variable to make code clear perf record: Prevent reading invalid data in record__mmap_read perf evlist: Add API to pause/resume perf trace: Use the ptr->name beautifier as default for "filename" args perf trace: Use the fd->name beautifier as default for "fd" args perf report: Add srcline_from/to branch sort keys perf evsel: Record fd into perf_mmap perf evsel: Add overwrite attribute and check write_backward perf tools: Set buildid dir under symfs when --symfs is provided perf trace: Only auto set call-graph to "dwarf" when syscalls are being traced perf annotate: Sort list of recognised instructions perf annotate: Fix identification of ARM blt and bls instructions perf tools: Fix usage of max_stack sysctl perf callchain: Stop validating callchains by the max_stack sysctl perf trace: Fix exit_group() formatting perf top: Use machine->kptr_restrict_warned perf trace: Warn when trying to resolve kernel addresses with kptr_restrict=1 perf machine: Do not bail out if not managing to read ref reloc symbol perf/x86/intel/p4: Trival indentation fix, remove space ...
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diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index daabdd7ee543..a3683ce2a2f3 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -61,6 +61,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- perf_cpu_time_max_percent
- perf_event_paranoid
- perf_event_max_stack
+- perf_event_max_contexts_per_stack
- pid_max
- powersave-nap [ PPC only ]
- printk
@@ -668,6 +669,19 @@ The default value is 127.
==============================================================
+perf_event_max_contexts_per_stack:
+
+Controls maximum number of stack frame context entries for
+(attr.sample_type & PERF_SAMPLE_CALLCHAIN) configured events, for
+instance, when using 'perf record -g' or 'perf trace --call-graph fp'.
+
+This can only be done when no events are in use that have callchains
+enabled, otherwise writing to this file will return -EBUSY.
+
+The default value is 8.
+
+==============================================================
+
pid_max:
PID allocation wrap value. When the kernel's next PID value