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-rw-r--r--tools/perf/Documentation/perf-trace.txt2
-rw-r--r--tools/perf/builtin-trace.c3
2 files changed, 2 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-trace.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-trace.txt
index ba03fd5d1a54..1db9c8b79880 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-trace.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-trace.txt
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ OPTIONS
-e::
--expr::
- List of events to show, currently only syscall names.
+ List of syscalls to show, currently only syscall names.
Prefixing with ! shows all syscalls but the ones specified. You may
need to escape it.
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c b/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c
index 23fb0818fec9..d1139b6bd534 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-trace.c
@@ -2660,8 +2660,7 @@ int cmd_trace(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "comm", &trace.show_comm,
"show the thread COMM next to its id"),
OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "tool_stats", &trace.show_tool_stats, "show tool stats"),
- OPT_STRING('e', "expr", &ev_qualifier_str, "expr",
- "list of events to trace"),
+ OPT_STRING('e', "expr", &ev_qualifier_str, "expr", "list of syscalls to trace"),
OPT_STRING('o', "output", &output_name, "file", "output file name"),
OPT_STRING('i', "input", &input_name, "file", "Analyze events in file"),
OPT_STRING('p', "pid", &trace.opts.target.pid, "pid",