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Subject[tip:perf/core] perf report: Document missing options
Commit-ID:  e04fffc321aeebab4962cfc120952272f2d1df98
Author: Shawn Bohrer <>
AuthorDate: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:57:17 -0600
Committer: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
CommitDate: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 18:22:47 -0200

perf report: Document missing options

Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
LKML-Reference: <>
Signed-off-by: Shawn Bohrer <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt | 49 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
1 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt
index 12052c9..59a1f57 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt
@@ -20,6 +20,11 @@ OPTIONS
Input file name. (default:
+ Be more verbose. (show symbol address, etc)
Only consider symbols in these dsos. CSV that understands
@@ -27,6 +32,10 @@ OPTIONS
Show the number of samples for each symbol
+ Show sample percentage for different cpu modes.
Show per-thread event counters
@@ -39,12 +48,24 @@ OPTIONS
Only consider these symbols. CSV that understands
file://filename entries.

+ Only display entries resolved to a symbol.
Sort by key(s): pid, comm, dso, symbol, parent.

+ regex filter to identify parent, see: '--sort parent'
+ Only display entries with parent-match.
Force each column width to the provided list, for large terminal

@@ -52,19 +73,26 @@ OPTIONS

Use a special separator character and don't pad with spaces, replacing
- all occurances of this separator in symbol names (and other output)
+ all occurrences of this separator in symbol names (and other output)
with a '.' character, that thus it's the only non valid separator.

+ Dump raw trace in ASCII.
-g [type,min]::
- Display callchains using type and min percent threshold.
+ Display call chains using type and min percent threshold.
type can be either:
- - flat: single column, linear exposure of callchains.
+ - flat: single column, linear exposure of call chains.
- graph: use a graph tree, displaying absolute overhead rates.
- fractal: like graph, but displays relative rates. Each branch of
the tree is considered as a new profiled object. +
Default: fractal,0.5.

+ Pretty printing style. key: normal, raw
--stdio:: Use the stdio interface.

--tui:: Use the TUI interface, that is integrated with annotate and allows
@@ -72,6 +100,19 @@ OPTIONS
requires a tty, if one is not present, as when piping to other
commands, the stdio interface is used.

+ vmlinux pathname
+ Load module symbols. WARNING: This should only be used with -k and
+ a LIVE kernel.
+ Don't complain, do it.

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