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Subject[PATCH 17/37] perf script: Improve man page description of metrics
From: Andi Kleen <>

Clarify that a metric is based on events, not referring to itself. Also
some improvements with the sentences.

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
tools/perf/Documentation/perf-script.txt | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-script.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-script.txt
index 042b9e5dcc32..caaab28f8400 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-script.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-script.txt
@@ -228,11 +228,11 @@ OPTIONS

With the metric option perf script can compute metrics for
sampling periods, similar to perf stat. This requires
- specifying a group with multiple metrics with the :S option
+ specifying a group with multiple events defining metrics with the :S option
for perf record. perf will sample on the first event, and
- compute metrics for all the events in the group. Please note
+ print computed metrics for all the events in the group. Please note
that the metric computed is averaged over the whole sampling
- period, not just for the sample point.
+ period (since the last sample), not just for the sample point.

For sample events it's possible to display misc field with -F +misc option,
following letters are displayed for each bit:
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