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Subject[PATCH 2/2] perf record: Add --dry-run option to check cmdline options
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With '--dry-run', 'perf record' doesn't do reall recording. Combine with
llvm.dump-obj option, --dry-run can be used to help compile BPF objects for
embedded platform.

Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
---
tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt | 7 +++++++
tools/perf/builtin-record.c | 7 +++++++
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
index 8dbee83..5b46b1d 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
@@ -360,6 +360,13 @@ particular perf.data snapshot should be kept or not.

Implies --timestamp-filename, --no-buildid and --no-buildid-cache.

+--dry-run::
+Parse options then exit. --dry-run can be used to detect errors in cmdline
+options.
+
+'perf record --dry-run -e' can act as a BPF script compiler if llvm.dump-obj
+in config file is set to true.
+
SEE ALSO
--------
linkperf:perf-stat[1], linkperf:perf-list[1]
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index d4cf1b0..b1304eb 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -1274,6 +1274,8 @@ static struct record record = {
const char record_callchain_help[] = CALLCHAIN_RECORD_HELP
"\n\t\t\t\tDefault: fp";

+static bool dry_run;
+
/*
* XXX Will stay a global variable till we fix builtin-script.c to stop messing
* with it and switch to use the library functions in perf_evlist that came
@@ -1393,6 +1395,8 @@ struct option __record_options[] = {
"append timestamp to output filename"),
OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "switch-output", &record.switch_output,
"Switch output when receive SIGUSR2"),
+ OPT_BOOLEAN(0, "dry-run", &dry_run,
+ "Parse options then exit"),
OPT_END()
};

@@ -1462,6 +1466,9 @@ int cmd_record(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix __maybe_unused)
if (err)
return err;

+ if (dry_run)
+ return 0;
+
err = bpf__setup_stdout(rec->evlist);
if (err) {
bpf__strerror_setup_stdout(rec->evlist, err, errbuf, sizeof(errbuf));
--
1.8.3.4
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