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authorMasami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com>2015-02-26 15:54:40 +0900
committerArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>2015-02-27 10:08:37 -0300
commita50d11a10c2db86d7383c281d4e249d5393661e9 (patch)
tree75de0fc30dd2401a309c654adebfc8ac058559b2 /tools/perf/Documentation/perf-buildid-cache.txt
parent38ae502b1df196f712f6f5d3609afc36337b330b (diff)
downloadlinux-a50d11a10c2db86d7383c281d4e249d5393661e9.tar.gz
perf buildid-cache: Add new buildid cache if update target is not cached
Add new buildid cache if the update target file is not cached. This can happen when an old binary is replaced by new one after caching the old one. In this case, user sees his operation just failed. But it does not look straight, since user just pass the binary "path", not "build-id". ---- # ./perf buildid-cache --add ./perf (update ./perf to new binary) # ./perf buildid-cache --update ./perf ./perf wasn't in the cache # ---- This patch adds given new binary to cache if the new binary is not cached. So we'll not see the above error. ---- # ./perf buildid-cache --add ./perf (update ./perf to new binary) # ./perf buildid-cache --update ./perf # ---- Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com> Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Cc: Hemant Kumar <hemant@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20150226065440.23912.1494.stgit@localhost.localdomain Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
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diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-buildid-cache.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-buildid-cache.txt
index 0294c57b1f5e..cec6b57e8be6 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-buildid-cache.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-buildid-cache.txt
@@ -41,9 +41,14 @@ OPTIONS
--missing=::
List missing build ids in the cache for the specified file.
-u::
---update::
- Update specified file of the cache. It can be used to update kallsyms
- kernel dso to vmlinux in order to support annotation.
+--update=::
+ Update specified file of the cache. Note that this doesn't remove
+ older entires since those may be still needed for annotating old
+ (or remote) perf.data. Only if there is already a cache which has
+ exactly same build-id, that is replaced by new one. It can be used
+ to update kallsyms and kernel dso to vmlinux in order to support
+ annotation.
+
-v::
--verbose::
Be more verbose.