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Subject[PATCH v6 4/4] tools/perf: Document parameterized and symbolic events
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From: Cody P Schafer <cody@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Changelog[v6]:
- [Sukadev Bhattiprolu]: Update documentation of perf-list and
perf-record; Added documentation for perf-stat.

CC: Haren Myneni <hbabu@us.ibm.com>
CC: Cody P Schafer <dev@codyps.com>
Signed-off-by: Cody P Schafer <cody@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.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:
+
+ 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.

+ - a symbolically formed PMU event like 'pmu/param1=0x3,param2/' where
+ 'param1', 'param2', etc are defined as formats for the PMU in
+ /sys/bus/event_sources/devices/<pmu>/format/*.
+
+ - 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/*
+
- 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

-e::
--event=::
- Select the PMU event. Selection can be a symbolic event name
- (use 'perf list' to list all events) or a raw PMU
- event (eventsel+umask) in the form of rNNN where NNN is a
- hexadecimal event descriptor.
+ Select the PMU event. Selection can be:
+
+ - a symbolic event name (use 'perf list' to list all events)
+
+ - a raw PMU event (eventsel+umask) in the form of rNNN where NNN is a
+ hexadecimal event descriptor.
+
+ - a symbolically formed event like 'pmu/param1=0x3,param2/' where
+ param1 and param2 are defined as formats for the PMU in
+ /sys/bus/event_sources/devices/<pmu>/format/*
+
+ - a symbolically formed event like 'pmu/config=M,config1=N,config2=K/'
+ where M, N, K are numbers (in decimal, hex, octal format).
+ Acceptable values for each of 'config', 'config1' and 'config2'
+ parameters are defined by corresponding entries in
+ /sys/bus/event_sources/devices/<pmu>/format/*

-i::
--no-inherit::
--
1.8.3.1


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