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NAME

       perf-record - Run a command and record its profile into perf.data

SYNOPSIS

       perf record [-e <EVENT> | --event=EVENT] [-l] [-a] <command>
       perf record [-e <EVENT> | --event=EVENT] [-l] [-a] — <command> [<options>]

DESCRIPTION

       This command runs a command and gathers a performance counter profile from it, into
       perf.data - without displaying anything.

       This file can then be inspected later on, using perf report.

OPTIONS

       <command>...
           Any command you can specify in a shell.

       -e, --event=
           Select the PMU event. Selection can be:

           ·   a symbolic event name (use perf list to list all events)

           ·   a raw PMU event (eventsel+umask) in the form of rNNN where NNN is a hexadecimal
               event descriptor.

           ·   a hardware breakpoint event in the form of \mem:addr[:access] where addr is the
               address in memory you want to break in. Access is the memory access type (read,
               write, execute) it can be passed as follows: \mem:addr[:[r][w][x]]. If you want to
               profile read-write accesses in 0x1000, just set mem:0x1000:rw.

       --filter=<filter>
           Event filter.

       -a, --all-cpus
           System-wide collection from all CPUs.

       -l
           Scale counter values.

       -p, --pid=
           Record events on existing process ID.

       -t, --tid=
           Record events on existing thread ID.

       -r, --realtime=
           Collect data with this RT SCHED_FIFO priority.

       -D, --no-delay
           Collect data without buffering.

       -A, --append
           Append to the output file to do incremental profiling.

       -f, --force
           Overwrite existing data file. (deprecated)

       -c, --count=
           Event period to sample.

       -o, --output=
           Output file name.

       -i, --no-inherit
           Child tasks do not inherit counters.

       -F, --freq=
           Profile at this frequency.

       -m, --mmap-pages=
           Number of mmap data pages.

       -g, --call-graph
           Do call-graph (stack chain/backtrace) recording.

       -q, --quiet
           Don’t print any message, useful for scripting.

       -v, --verbose
           Be more verbose (show counter open errors, etc).

       -s, --stat
           Per thread counts.

       -d, --data
           Sample addresses.

       -T, --timestamp
           Sample timestamps. Use it with perf report -D to see the timestamps, for instance.

       -n, --no-samples
           Don’t sample.

       -R, --raw-samples
           Collect raw sample records from all opened counters (default for tracepoint counters).

       -C, --cpu
           Collect samples only on 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. In
           per-thread mode with inheritance mode on (default), samples are captured only when the
           thread executes on the designated CPUs. Default is to monitor all CPUs.

       -N, --no-buildid-cache
           Do not update the builid cache. This saves some overhead in situations where the
           information in the perf.data file (which includes buildids) is sufficient.

       -G name,..., --cgroup name,...
           monitor only in the container (cgroup) called "name". This option is available only in
           per-cpu mode. The cgroup filesystem must be mounted. All threads belonging to
           container "name" are monitored when they run on the monitored CPUs. Multiple cgroups
           can be provided. Each cgroup is applied to the corresponding event, i.e., first cgroup
           to first event, second cgroup to second event and so on. It is possible to provide an
           empty cgroup (monitor all the time) using, e.g., -G foo,,bar. Cgroups must have
           corresponding events, i.e., they always refer to events defined earlier on the command
           line.

SEE ALSO

       perf-stat(1), perf-list(1)