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-rwxr-xr-xtools/perf/python/twatch.py12
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/python/twatch.py b/tools/perf/python/twatch.py
index 2225162ee1fc..b9d508336ae6 100755
--- a/tools/perf/python/twatch.py
+++ b/tools/perf/python/twatch.py
@@ -18,10 +18,20 @@ import perf
def main():
cpus = perf.cpu_map()
threads = perf.thread_map()
- evsel = perf.evsel(task = 1, comm = 1, mmap = 0,
+ evsel = perf.evsel(type = perf.TYPE_SOFTWARE,
+ config = perf.COUNT_SW_DUMMY,
+ task = 1, comm = 1, mmap = 0, freq = 0,
wakeup_events = 1, watermark = 1,
sample_id_all = 1,
sample_type = perf.SAMPLE_PERIOD | perf.SAMPLE_TID | perf.SAMPLE_CPU)
+
+ """What we want are just the PERF_RECORD_ lifetime events for threads,
+ using the default, PERF_TYPE_HARDWARE + PERF_COUNT_HW_CYCLES & freq=1
+ (the default), makes perf reenable irq_vectors:local_timer_entry, when
+ disabling nohz, not good for some use cases where all we want is to get
+ threads comes and goes... So use (perf.TYPE_SOFTWARE, perf_COUNT_SW_DUMMY,
+ freq=0) instead."""
+
evsel.open(cpus = cpus, threads = threads);
evlist = perf.evlist(cpus, threads)
evlist.add(evsel)