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2016-01-08perf evlist: Add --trace-fields option to show trace fieldsNamhyung Kim1-0/+3
To use dynamic sort keys, it might be good to add an option to see the list of field names. $ perf evlist -i sched:sched_switch sched:sched_stat_wait sched:sched_stat_sleep sched:sched_stat_iowait sched:sched_stat_runtime sched:sched_process_fork sched:sched_wakeup sched:sched_wakeup_new sched:sched_migrate_task # Tip: use 'perf evlist --trace-fields' to show fields for tracepoint events $ perf evlist -i --trace-fields sched:sched_switch: trace_fields: prev_comm,prev_pid,prev_prio,prev_state,next_comm,next_pid,next_prio sched:sched_stat_wait: trace_fields: comm,pid,delay sched:sched_stat_sleep: trace_fields: comm,pid,delay sched:sched_stat_iowait: trace_fields: comm,pid,delay sched:sched_stat_runtime: trace_fields: comm,pid,runtime,vruntime sched:sched_process_fork: trace_fields: parent_comm,parent_pid,child_comm,child_pid sched:sched_wakeup: trace_fields: comm,pid,prio,success,target_cpu sched:sched_wakeup_new: trace_fields: comm,pid,prio,success,target_cpu sched:sched_migrate_task: trace_fields: comm,pid,prio,orig_cpu,dest_cpu Committer notes: For another file, in verbose mode: # perf evlist -v --trace-fields sched:sched_switch: type: 2, size: 112, config: 0x10b, { sample_period, sample_freq }: 1, sample_type: IP|TID|TIME|CPU|PERIOD|RAW, disabled: 1, inherit: 1, mmap: 1, comm: 1, task: 1, sample_id_all: 1, exclude_guest: 1, mmap2: 1, comm_exec: 1, trace_fields: prev_comm,prev_pid,prev_prio,prev_state,next_comm,next_pid,next_prio # Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <> Cc: Andi Kleen <> Cc: David Ahern <> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <> Cc: Jiri Olsa <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Steven Rostedt <> Cc: Wang Nan <> Link: [ Replaced 'trace_fields=' with 'trace_fields: ' to make the output consistent in -v mode ] Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
2013-01-31perf evlist: Add --group optionNamhyung Kim1-0/+4
Add '-g/--group' option for showing event groups. For simplicity it is currently not compatible with other options. $ perf evlist --group {ref-cycles,cycles} $ perf evlist ref-cycles cycles Suggested-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <> Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <> Cc: Ingo Molnar <> Cc: Jiri Olsa <> Cc: Paul Mackerras <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Stephane Eranian <> Link: Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
2012-05-22perf evlist: Show event attribute detailsArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-0/+8
There was no easy way to see the frequency used, and with the change of default, we better provide one. [root@sandy linux]# perf evlist -F cycles: sample_freq=4000 [root@sandy linux]# perf evlist -v cycles: sample_freq=4000, size: 80, sample_type: 391, read_format: 7, disabled: 1, inherit: 1, mmap: 1, comm: 1, freq: 1, sample_id_all: 1, exclude_guest: 1 [root@sandy linux]# Cc: David Ahern <> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <> Cc: Mike Galbraith <> Cc: Namhyung Kim <> Cc: Paul Mackerras <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Stephane Eranian <> Link: Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
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 No such file or directory (try 'perf record' first) While perf record writes to a fifo, perf report expects 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 <> Cc: Ingo Molnar <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Stephane Eranian <> Link: Signed-off-by: Robert Richter <> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
2011-03-15perf evlist: New command to list the names of events present in a fileArnaldo Carvalho de Melo1-0/+26
[root@emilia ~]# perf record -a -e sched:* -e timer:timer* sleep 5 [ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ] [ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.172 MB (~7530 samples) ] [root@emilia ~]# perf evlist sched:sched_kthread_stop sched:sched_kthread_stop_ret sched:sched_wakeup sched:sched_wakeup_new sched:sched_switch sched:sched_migrate_task sched:sched_process_free sched:sched_process_exit sched:sched_wait_task sched:sched_process_wait sched:sched_process_fork sched:sched_stat_wait sched:sched_stat_sleep sched:sched_stat_iowait sched:sched_stat_runtime sched:sched_pi_setprio timer:timer_init timer:timer_start timer:timer_expire_entry timer:timer_expire_exit timer:timer_cancel [root@emilia ~]# Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <> Cc: Ingo Molnar <> Cc: Mike Galbraith <> Cc: Paul Mackerras <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Stephane Eranian <> Cc: Tom Zanussi <> LKML-Reference: <new-submission> Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>