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2011-12-23perf report: Accept fifos as input fileRobert Richter1-1/+1
The default input file for perf report is not handled the same way as perf record does it for its output file. This leads to unexpected behavior of perf report, etc. E.g.: # perf record -a -e cpu-cycles sleep 2 | perf report | cat failed to open perf.data: No such file or directory (try 'perf record' first) While perf record writes to a fifo, perf report expects perf.data to be read. This patch changes this to accept fifos as input file. Applies to the following commands: perf annotate perf buildid-list perf evlist perf kmem perf lock perf report perf sched perf script perf timechart Also fixes char const* -> const char* type declaration for filename strings. v2: * Prevent potential null pointer access to input_name in builtin-report.c. Needed due to removal of patch "perf report: Setup browser if stdout is a pipe" Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1323248577-11268-5-git-send-email-robert.richter@amd.com Signed-off-by: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2011-09-29perf buildid-list: Support showing the build id in an ELF fileArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-1/+2
Try first reading the build id, validating that it is an ELF file, etc. Cheap as libelf will bail out as soon as the magic number check fails. Useful when investigating debuginfo packaging problems like this one: [root@emilia ~]# perf buildid-list -i /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux 77bb4ea591a602d455ace759a377c9adfff1aba3 [root@emilia ~]# perf buildid-list -k 07b0c016a2b30004e86132d0239945b1e88f5d75 [root@emilia ~]# Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-4elot9oxwa0rr0d90dshca3a@git.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2011-09-29perf buildid-list: Add option to show the running kernel build idArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-0/+5
[root@emilia ~]# perf buildid-list -k 07b0c016a2b30004e86132d0239945b1e88f5d75 Useful when diagnosing build id problems in debuginfo packages, etc. Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-po1bl7acn6e1hhne90opmvtl@git.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2010-12-01perf buildid-list: Document missing optionsShawn Bohrer1-0/+3
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> LKML-Reference: <1291168642-11402-3-git-send-email-shawn.bohrer@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Shawn Bohrer <shawn.bohrer@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
2009-11-17perf buildid-list: Always show the DSO nameArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-1/+1
Porcelain can ignore it, humans can make more sense of it. Suggested-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Suggested-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> LKML-Reference: <1258415125-15019-2-git-send-email-acme@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-11-16perf buildid-list: New plumbing commandArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-0/+34
With this we can list the buildids in a perf.data file so that we can pipe them to other, distro specific tools that from the buildids can figure out separate packages (foo-debuginfo) where we can find the matching symtabs so that perf report can do its job. E.g: [acme@doppio linux-2.6-tip]$ perf buildid-list | head -5 8e08b117e5458ad3f85da16d42d0fc5cd21c5869 520c2387a587cc5acfcf881e27dba1caaeab4b1f ec8dd400904ddfcac8b1c343263a790f977159dc 7caedbca5a6d8ab39a7fe44bd28c07d3e14a3f3f 379bb828fd08859dbea73279f04abefabc95a6a3 [acme@doppio linux-2.6-tip]$ perf buildid-list -v | head -5 8e08b117e5458ad3f85da16d42d0fc5cd21c5869 /sbin/init 520c2387a587cc5acfcf881e27dba1caaeab4b1f /lib64/ld-2.10.1.so ec8dd400904ddfcac8b1c343263a790f977159dc /lib64/libc-2.10.1.so 7caedbca5a6d8ab39a7fe44bd28c07d3e14a3f3f /sbin/udevd 379bb828fd08859dbea73279f04abefabc95a6a3 /lib64/libdl-2.10.1.so [acme@doppio linux-2.6-tip]$ Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> LKML-Reference: <1258396365-29217-5-git-send-email-acme@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>