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authorJoerg Roedel <>2012-01-04 17:54:19 +0100
committerArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>2012-01-06 15:49:49 -0200
commit99320cc8240affcf33c04d28f47259de3b1a75d1 (patch)
tree77320e3f5327c9dbfbd20ede725395930c50a286 /tools/perf/Documentation/perf-list.txt
parent1aed2671738785e8f5aea663a6fda91aa7ef59b5 (diff)
perf tools: Add support for guest/host-only profiling
To restrict a counter to either host or guest mode this patch introduces two new event modifiers: G and H. With G the counter is configured in guest-only mode and with H in host-only mode. Cc: Gleb Natapov <> Cc: Ingo Molnar <> Cc: Joerg Roedel <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Signed-off-by: Gleb Natapov <> Signed-off-by: Joerg Roedel <> Link: Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
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@@ -21,6 +21,8 @@ EVENT MODIFIERS
Events can optionally have a modifer by appending a colon and one or
more modifiers. Modifiers allow the user to restrict when events are
counted with 'u' for user-space, 'k' for kernel, 'h' for hypervisor.
+Additional modifiers are 'G' for guest counting (in KVM guests) and 'H'
+for host counting (not in KVM guests).
The 'p' modifier can be used for specifying how precise the instruction
address should be. The 'p' modifier is currently only implemented for