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SubjectRe: [RFC] perf script: modify field selection option
On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Milian Wolff <milian.wolff@kdab.com> wrote:
> On Montag, 20. November 2017 21:53:04 CET Stephane Eranian wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have been using the perf script -F option on the latest perf and I
>> find it not very convenient to use. I appreciate the + and - prefix to
>> field names to add or suppress them. But most of the time, I want to
>> print only one or two fields and I have to guess which ones are there
>> by default so I can suppress them. I think there should be a way to
>> say: start from no fields. I understand why you have default to
>> maintain compatibility with older perf script but I would like a
>> syntax to say: remove defaults. For instance:
>>
>> $ perf script -F --,+ip,+syms .....
>>
>> Where -- would mean drop all defaults.
>>
>> Any better suggestions?
>
> Isn't `perf script -F ip,sym` what you want? Note the lack of any '+':
>
> $ perf script -F ip,sym | head -n 5
>
> 206aad x86_pmu_enable
> 380591 ctx_resched
> 380b46 __perf_event_enable
> 378716 event_function
>
Ah, yes, looks like it.
problem solved then.
Thanks.

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