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diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
index 8d032f4e50bf..3a1a32f5479f 100644
@@ -207,11 +207,23 @@ comma-separated list with no space: 0,1. Ranges of CPUs are specified with -: 0-
In per-thread mode with inheritance mode on (default), samples are captured only when
the thread executes on the designated CPUs. Default is to monitor all CPUs.
+Do not save the build ids of binaries in the perf.data files. This skips
+post processing after recording, which sometimes makes the final step in
+the recording process to take a long time, as it needs to process all
+events looking for mmap records. The downside is that it can misresolve
+symbols if the workload binaries used when recording get locally rebuilt
+or upgraded, because the only key available in this case is the
+pathname. You can also set the "record.build-id" config variable to
+'skip to have this behaviour permanently.
Do not update the buildid cache. This saves some overhead in situations
where the information in the perf.data file (which includes buildids)
+is sufficient. You can also set the "record.build-id" config variable to
+'no-cache' to have the same effect.