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PERF_5.10-INJECT(1) perf Manual PERF_5.10-INJECT(1)

NAME

perf-inject - Filter to augment the events stream with additional information

SYNOPSIS

perf inject <options>

DESCRIPTION

perf-inject reads a perf-record event stream and repipes it to stdout. At any point the processing code can inject other events into the event stream - in this case build-ids (-b option) are read and injected as needed into the event stream.

Build-ids are just the first user of perf-inject - potentially anything that needs userspace processing to augment the events stream with additional information could make use of this facility.

OPTIONS

-b, --build-ids
Inject build-ids into the output stream

--buildid-all: Inject build-ids of all DSOs into the output stream

-v, --verbose

Be more verbose.

-i, --input=

Input file name. (default: stdin)

-o, --output=

Output file name. (default: stdout)

-s, --sched-stat

Merge sched_stat and sched_switch for getting events where and how long tasks slept. sched_switch contains a callchain where a task slept and sched_stat contains a timeslice how long a task slept.

--kallsyms=<file>

kallsyms pathname

--itrace

Decode Instruction Tracing data, replacing it with synthesized events. Options are:

i        synthesize instructions events
b        synthesize branches events (branch misses for Arm SPE)
c        synthesize branches events (calls only)
r        synthesize branches events (returns only)
x        synthesize transactions events
w        synthesize ptwrite events
p        synthesize power events
o        synthesize other events recorded due to the use
        of aux-output (refer to perf record)
e        synthesize error events
d        create a debug log
f        synthesize first level cache events
m        synthesize last level cache events
t        synthesize TLB events
a        synthesize remote access events
g        synthesize a call chain (use with i or x)
G        synthesize a call chain on existing event records
l        synthesize last branch entries (use with i or x)
L        synthesize last branch entries on existing event records
s       skip initial number of events
q        quicker (less detailed) decoding

The default is all events i.e. the same as --itrace=ibxwpe,
except for perf script where it is --itrace=ce

In addition, the period (default 100000, except for perf script where it is 1)
for instructions events can be specified in units of:

i        instructions
t        ticks
ms        milliseconds
us        microseconds
ns        nanoseconds (default)

Also the call chain size (default 16, max. 1024) for instructions or
transactions events can be specified.

Also the number of last branch entries (default 64, max. 1024) for
instructions or transactions events can be specified.

Similar to options g and l, size may also be specified for options G and L.
On x86, note that G and L work poorly when data has been recorded with
large PEBS. Refer linkperf:perf-intel-pt[1] man page for details.

It is also possible to skip events generated (instructions, branches, transactions,
ptwrite, power) at the beginning. This is useful to ignore initialization code.

--itrace=i0nss1000000

skips the first million instructions.

The 'e' option may be followed by flags which affect what errors will or
will not be reported. Each flag must be preceded by either '+' or '-'.
The flags are:
        o        overflow
        l        trace data lost

If supported, the 'd' option may be followed by flags which affect what
debug messages will or will not be logged. Each flag must be preceded
by either '+' or '-'. The flags are:
        a        all perf events

If supported, the 'q' option may be repeated to increase the effect.

--strip

Use with --itrace to strip out non-synthesized events.

-j, --jit

Process jitdump files by injecting the mmap records corresponding to jitted functions. This option also generates the ELF images for each jitted function found in the jitdumps files captured in the input perf.data file. Use this option if you are monitoring environment using JIT runtimes, such as Java, DART or V8.

-f, --force

Don’t complain, do it.

SEE ALSO

perf-record(1), perf-report(1), perf-archive(1), perf-intel-pt(1)
2021-03-27 perf