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NAME

       perf-kvm - Tool to trace/measure kvm guest os

SYNOPSIS

       perf kvm [--host] [--guest] [--guestmount=<path>
               [--guestkallsyms=<path> --guestmodules=<path> | --guestvmlinux=<path>]]
               {top|record|report|diff|buildid-list}
       perf kvm [--host] [--guest] [--guestkallsyms=<path> --guestmodules=<path>
               | --guestvmlinux=<path>] {top|record|report|diff|buildid-list}

DESCRIPTION

       There are a couple of variants of perf kvm:

           'perf kvm [options] top <command>' to generates and displays
           a performance counter profile of guest os in realtime
           of an arbitrary workload.

           'perf kvm record <command>' to record the performance counter profile
           of an arbitrary workload and save it into a perf data file. If both
           --host and --guest are input, the perf data file name is perf.data.kvm.
           If there is  no --host but --guest, the file name is perf.data.guest.
           If there is no --guest but --host, the file name is perf.data.host.

           'perf kvm report' to display the performance counter profile information
           recorded via perf kvm record.

           'perf kvm diff' to displays the performance difference amongst two perf.data
           files captured via perf record.

           'perf kvm buildid-list' to  display the buildids found in a perf data file,
           so that other tools can be used to fetch packages with matching symbol tables
           for use by perf report.

OPTIONS

       -i, --input=
           Input file name.

       -o, --output
           Output file name.

       --host=
           Collect host side performance profile.

       --guest=
           Collect guest side performance profile.

       --guestmount=<path>
           Guest os root file system mount directory. Users mounts guest os root directories
           under <path> by a specific filesystem access method, typically, sshfs. For example,
           start 2 guest os. The one’s pid is 8888 and the other’s is 9999. #mkdir /guestmount;
           cd/guestmount #sshfs -o allow_other,direct_io -p 5551 localhost:/ 8888/ #sshfs -o
           allow_other,direct_io -p 5552 localhost:/ 9999/ #perf kvm --host --guest
           --guestmount=~/guestmount top

       --guestkallsyms=<path>
           Guest os /proc/kallsyms file copy.  perf kvm' reads it to get guest kernel symbols.
           Users copy it out from guest os.

       --guestmodules=<path>
           Guest os /proc/modules file copy.  perf kvm' reads it to get guest kernel module
           information. Users copy it out from guest os.

       --guestvmlinux=<path>
           Guest os kernel vmlinux.

SEE ALSO

       perf-top(1), perf-record(1), perf-report(1), perf-diff(1), perf-buildid-list(1)