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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:15:52 -0700
From:   tip-bot for Andi Kleen <>
Subject: [tip:perf/urgent] perf tools: Add some new tips describing the new

Commit-ID:  ca52babe033f2a0a535ce7c814e54a44cead1f15
Author:     Andi Kleen <>
AuthorDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:44:59 -0700
Committer:  Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
CommitDate: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:33:19 -0300

perf tools: Add some new tips describing the new options

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>
Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
 tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt
index 849599f39c5e..869965d629ce 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt
@@ -15,6 +15,7 @@ To see callchains in a more compact form: perf report -g folded
 Show individual samples with: perf script
 Limit to show entries above 5% only: perf report --percent-limit 5
 Profiling branch (mis)predictions with: perf record -b / perf report
+To show assembler sample contexts use perf record -b / perf script -F +brstackinsn --xed
 Treat branches as callchains: perf report --branch-history
 To count events in every 1000 msec: perf stat -I 1000
 Print event counts in CSV format with: perf stat -x,
@@ -34,3 +35,9 @@ Show current config key-value pairs: perf config --list
 Show user configuration overrides: perf config --user --list
 To add Node.js USDT(User-Level Statically Defined Tracing): perf buildid-cache --add `which node`
 To report cacheline events from previous recording: perf c2c report
+To browse sample contexts use perf report --sample 10 and select in context menu
+To separate samples by time use perf report --sort time,overhead,sym
+To set sample time separation other than 100ms with --sort time use --time-quantum
+Add -I to perf report to sample register values visible in perf report context.
+To show IPC for sampling periods use perf record -e '{cycles,instructions}:S' and then browse context
+To show context switches in perf report sample context add --switch-events to perf record.

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