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Date:	Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:43:15 +0100
From:	Jiri Olsa <jolsa@...hat.com>
To:	Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...nel.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
	Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>, dev@...yps.com,
	peterz@...radead.org, hbabu@...ibm.com,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 4/4] tools/perf: Document parameterized and symbolic
 events

On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 11:49:27PM -0800, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> From: Cody P Schafer <cody@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
> 
> Changelog[v6]:
> 	- [Sukadev Bhattiprolu]: Update documentation of perf-list and
> 	  perf-record; Added documentation for perf-stat.
> 
> CC: Haren Myneni <hbabu@...ibm.com>
> CC: Cody P Schafer <dev@...yps.com>
> Signed-off-by: Cody P Schafer <cody@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>  tools/perf/Documentation/perf-list.txt   | 13 +++++++++++++
>  tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
>  tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt   | 20 ++++++++++++++++----
>  3 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-list.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-list.txt
> index cbb4f74..d8be6fa 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-list.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-list.txt
> @@ -89,6 +89,19 @@ raw encoding of 0x1A8 can be used:
>  You should refer to the processor specific documentation for getting these
>  details. Some of them are referenced in the SEE ALSO section below.
>  
> +PARAMETERIZED EVENTS
> +--------------------
> +
> +Some pmu events listed by 'perf-list' will be displayed with '$x' in them. For
> +example:

s/$x/?/                                                         ^^^^

> +
> +  hv_gpci/dtbp_ptitc,phys_processor_idx=?/
> +
> +This means that when provided as an event, a value for '?' must
> +also be supplied. For example:
> +
> +  perf stat -C 0 -e 'hv_gpci/dtbp_ptitc,phys_processor_idx=0x2/' ...
> +
>  OPTIONS
>  -------
>  
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> index af9a54e..acdcf3b 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-record.txt
> @@ -33,6 +33,18 @@ OPTIONS
>          - a raw PMU event (eventsel+umask) in the form of rNNN where NNN is a
>  	  hexadecimal event descriptor.

SNIP

> +
> +	- a symbolically formed event like 'pmu/config=M,config1=N,config3=K/'
> +
> +          where M, N, K are numbers (in decimal, hex, octal format). Acceptable
> +          values for each of 'config', 'config1' and 'config2' are defined by
> +          corresponding entries in /sys/bus/event_sources/devices/<pmu>/format/*
> +          param1 and param2 are defined as formats for the PMU in:
> +	  /sys/bus/event_sources/devices/<pmu>/format/*

   ^^^^ misaligned tab

> +
>          - a hardware breakpoint event in the form of '\mem:addr[:access]'
>            where addr is the address in memory you want to break in.
>            Access is the memory access type (read, write, execute) it can
> diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
> index 29ee857..04e150d 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
> +++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
> @@ -25,10 +25,22 @@ OPTIONS
>  

thanks,
jirka
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