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authorArjan van de Ven <>2009-09-19 13:36:04 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <>2009-09-19 18:57:53 +0200
commit151750cec5db3c7ea45255d2901e581e2162317a (patch)
treeffd67e15d30599094c4e389380c90d4085d58c38 /tools
parent288f023e708efd89d77ce9acf977a33a623ae83d (diff)
perf: Add timechart help text and add timechart to "perf help"
As suggested by Ingo, add a timechart man page help text, as well as add it to the "perf help" overview. Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <> Cc: Cc: Cc: Paul Mackerras <> LKML-Reference: <> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
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2 files changed, 36 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-timechart.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-timechart.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..61e0104c6270
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-timechart.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,35 @@
+perf-timechart - Tool to visualize total system behavior during a workload
+'perf timechart' {record}
+There are two variants of perf timechart:
+ 'perf timechart record <command>' to record the system level events
+ of an arbitrary workload.
+ 'perf timechart' to turn a trace into a Scalable Vector Graphics file,
+ that can be viewed with popular SVG viewers such as 'Inkscape'.
+ Select the output file (default: output.svg)
+ Select the input file (default:
diff --git a/tools/perf/command-list.txt b/tools/perf/command-list.txt
index 3133c74729dd..00326e230d87 100644
--- a/tools/perf/command-list.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/command-list.txt
@@ -8,5 +8,6 @@ perf-sched mainporcelain common
perf-record mainporcelain common
perf-report mainporcelain common
perf-stat mainporcelain common
+perf-timechart mainporcelain common
perf-top mainporcelain common
perf-trace mainporcelain common