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Subject[PATCH v2 11/11] perf tools: Add some new tips describing the new options
From: Andi Kleen <>

And one old option.

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>
tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/tips.txt
index 849599f39c5e..4ec8107ed512 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 +35,5 @@ 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
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