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PERF-REPORT(1)                    perf Manual                   PERF-REPORT(1)



NAME
       perf-report - Read perf.data (created by perf record) and display the profile

SYNOPSIS
       perf report [-i <file> | --input=file]

DESCRIPTION
       This command displays the performance counter profile information recorded via perf record.

OPTIONS
       -i, --input=
           Input file name. (default: perf.data unless stdin is a fifo)

       -v, --verbose
           Be more verbose. (show symbol address, etc)

       -d, --dsos=
           Only consider symbols in these dsos. CSV that understands file://filename entries.

       -n, --show-nr-samples
           Show the number of samples for each symbol

       --showcpuutilization
           Show sample percentage for different cpu modes.

       -T, --threads
           Show per-thread event counters

       -c, --comms=
           Only consider symbols in these comms. CSV that understands file://filename entries.

       -S, --symbols=
           Only consider these symbols. CSV that understands file://filename entries.

       --symbol-filter=
           Only show symbols that match (partially) with this filter.

       -U, --hide-unresolved
           Only display entries resolved to a symbol.

       -s, --sort=
           Sort histogram entries by given key(s) - multiple keys can be specified in CSV format. Following sort keys
           are available: pid, comm, dso, symbol, parent, cpu, srcline, weight, local_weight.

               Each key has following meaning:

           ?   comm: command (name) of the task which can be read via /proc/<pid>/comm

           ?   pid: command and tid of the task

           ?   dso: name of library or module executed at the time of sample

           ?   symbol: name of function executed at the time of sample

           ?   parent: name of function matched to the parent regex filter. Unmatched entries are displayed as
               "[other]".

           ?   cpu: cpu number the task ran at the time of sample

           ?   srcline: filename and line number executed at the time of sample. The DWARF debuggin info must be
               provided.

                   By default, comm, dso and symbol keys are used.
                   (i.e. --sort comm,dso,symbol)

                   If --branch-stack option is used, following sort keys are also
                   available:
                   dso_from, dso_to, symbol_from, symbol_to, mispredict.

           ?   dso_from: name of library or module branched from

           ?   dso_to: name of library or module branched to

           ?   symbol_from: name of function branched from

           ?   symbol_to: name of function branched to

           ?   mispredict: "N" for predicted branch, "Y" for mispredicted branch

                   And default sort keys are changed to comm, dso_from, symbol_from, dso_to
                   and symbol_to, see ?--branch-stack?.

       -p, --parent=<regex>
           A regex filter to identify parent. The parent is a caller of this function and searched through the
           callchain, thus it requires callchain information recorded. The pattern is in the exteneded regex format
           and defaults to "^sys_|^do_page_fault", see --sort parent.

       -x, --exclude-other
           Only display entries with parent-match.

       -w, --column-widths=<width[,width...]>
           Force each column width to the provided list, for large terminal readability.

       -t, --field-separator=
           Use a special separator character and don't pad with spaces, replacing all occurrences of this separator in
           symbol names (and other output) with a .  character, that thus it's the only non valid separator.

       -D, --dump-raw-trace
           Dump raw trace in ASCII.

       -g [type,min[,limit],order[,key]], --call-graph
           Display call chains using type, min percent threshold, optional print limit and order. type can be either:

           ?   flat: single column, linear exposure of call chains.

           ?   graph: use a graph tree, displaying absolute overhead rates.

           ?   fractal: like graph, but displays relative rates. Each branch of the tree is considered as a new
               profiled object.


                   order can be either:
                   - callee: callee based call graph.
                   - caller: inverted caller based call graph.

                   key can be:
                   - function: compare on functions
                   - address: compare on individual code addresses

                   Default: fractal,0.5,callee,function.

       -G, --inverted
           alias for inverted caller based call graph.

       --ignore-callees=<regex>
           Ignore callees of the function(s) matching the given regex. This has the effect of collecting the callers
           of each such function into one place in the call-graph tree.

       --pretty=<key>
           Pretty printing style. key: normal, raw

       --stdio
           Use the stdio interface.

       --tui
           Use the TUI interface, that is integrated with annotate and allows zooming into DSOs or threads, among
           other features. Use of --tui requires a tty, if one is not present, as when piping to other commands, the
           stdio interface is used.

       --gtk
           Use the GTK2 interface.

       -k, --vmlinux=<file>
           vmlinux pathname

       --kallsyms=<file>
           kallsyms pathname

       -m, --modules
           Load module symbols. WARNING: This should only be used with -k and a LIVE kernel.

       -f, --force
           Don't complain, do it.

       --symfs=<directory>
           Look for files with symbols relative to this directory.

       -C, --cpu
           Only report samples for the list of CPUs provided. Multiple CPUs can be provided as a comma-separated list
           with no space: 0,1. Ranges of CPUs are specified with -: 0-2. Default is to report samples on all CPUs.

       -M, --disassembler-style=
           Set disassembler style for objdump.

       --source
           Interleave source code with assembly code. Enabled by default, disable with --no-source.

       --asm-raw
           Show raw instruction encoding of assembly instructions.

       --show-total-period
           Show a column with the sum of periods.

       -I, --show-info
           Display extended information about the perf.data file. This adds information which may be very large and
           thus may clutter the display. It currently includes: cpu and numa topology of the host system.

       -b, --branch-stack
           Use the addresses of sampled taken branches instead of the instruction address to build the histograms. To
           generate meaningful output, the perf.data file must have been obtained using perf record -b or perf record
           --branch-filter xxx where xxx is a branch filter option. perf report is able to auto-detect whether a
           perf.data file contains branch stacks and it will automatically switch to the branch view mode, unless
           --no-branch-stack is used.

       --objdump=<path>
           Path to objdump binary.

       --group
           Show event group information together.

       --demangle
           Demangle symbol names to human readable form. It's enabled by default, disable with --no-demangle.

       --percent-limit
           Do not show entries which have an overhead under that percent. (Default: 0).

SEE ALSO
       perf-stat(1), perf-annotate(1)



perf                              06/22/2017                    PERF-REPORT(1)