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authorIngo Molnar <>2009-06-06 20:33:43 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <>2009-06-06 20:33:43 +0200
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perf_counter tools: Move from Documentation/perf_counter/ to tools/perf/
Several people have suggested that 'perf' has become a full-fledged tool that should be moved out of Documentation/. Move it to the (new) tools/ directory. Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Mike Galbraith <> Cc: Paul Mackerras <> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <> LKML-Reference: <new-submission> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
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+perf - Performance analysis tools for Linux
+'perf' [--version] [--help] COMMAND [ARGS]
+Performance counters for Linux are are a new kernel-based subsystem
+that provide a framework for all things performance analysis. It
+covers hardware level (CPU/PMU, Performance Monitoring Unit) features
+and software features (software counters, tracepoints) as well.
+linkperf:perf-stat[1], linkperf:perf-top[1],
+linkperf:perf-record[1], linkperf:perf-report[1],