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       kvm_stat - Report KVM kernel module event counters


       kvm_stat [OPTION]...


       kvm_stat prints counts of KVM kernel module trace events. These events signify state
       transitions such as guest mode entry and exit.

       This tool is useful for observing guest behavior from the host perspective. Often
       conclusions about performance or buggy behavior can be drawn from the output. While
       running in regular mode, use any of the keys listed in section Interactive Commands below.
       Use batch and logging modes for scripting purposes.

       The set of KVM kernel module trace events may be specific to the kernel version or
       architecture. It is best to check the KVM kernel module source code for the meaning of


       b   toggle events by guests (debugfs
           only, honors filters)

       c   clear filter

       f   filter by regular expression

       g   filter by guest name/PID

       h   display interactive commands

       o   toggle sorting order (Total vs

       p   filter by guest name/PID

       q   quit

       r   reset stats

       s   set update interval

       x   toggle reporting of stats for
           child trace events

           Note: The stats for the parents
           summarize the respective child
           trace events

       Press any other key to refresh statistics immediately.


       -1, --once, --batch
           run in batch mode for one second

       -l, --log
           run in logging mode (like vmstat)

       -t, --tracepoints
           retrieve statistics from tracepoints

       -d, --debugfs
           retrieve statistics from debugfs

       -i, --debugfs-include-past
           include all available data on past events for debugfs

       -p<pid>, --pid=<pid>
           limit statistics to one virtual machine (pid)

       -g<guest>, --guest=<guest_name>
           limit statistics to one virtual machine (guest name)

       -f<fields>, --fields=<fields>
           fields to display (regex), "-f help" for a list of available events

       -h, --help
           show help message


       perf(1), trace-cmd(1)


       Stefan Hajnoczi <>

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