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       perf-trace - strace inspired tool


       perf trace
       perf trace record


       This command will show the events associated with the target, initially syscalls, but
       other system events like pagefaults, task lifetime events, scheduling events, etc.

       This is a live mode tool in addition to working with files like the other perf
       tools. Files can be generated using the perf record command but the session needs to
       include the raw_syscalls events (-e raw_syscalls:*). Alernatively, the perf trace record
       can be used as a shortcut to automatically include the raw_syscalls events when writing
       events to a file.

       The following options apply to perf trace; options to perf trace record are found in the
       perf record man page.


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

       -e, --expr
           List of events to show, currently only syscall names. Prefixing with ! shows all
           syscalls but the ones specified. You may need to escape it.

       -o, --output=
           Output file name.

       -p, --pid=
           Record events on existing process ID (comma separated list).

       -t, --tid=
           Record events on existing thread ID (comma separated list).

       -u, --uid=
           Record events in threads owned by uid. Name or number.

       -v, --verbose=
           Verbosity level.

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

       -m, --mmap-pages=
           Number of mmap data pages (must be a power of two) or size specification with appended
           unit character - B/K/M/G. The size is rounded up to have nearest pages power of two

       -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), Events are captured only when the
           thread executes on the designated CPUs. Default is to monitor all CPUs.

       --duration: Show only events that had a duration greater than N.M ms.

       --sched: Accrue thread runtime and provide a summary at the end of the session.

       -i --input Process events from a given perf data file.

       -T --time Print full timestamp rather time relative to first sample.

           Show process COMM right beside its ID, on by default, disable with --no-comm.

       -s, --summary
           Show only a summary of syscalls by thread with min, max, and average times (in msec)
           and relative stddev.

       -S, --with-summary
           Show all syscalls followed by a summary by thread with min, max, and average times (in
           msec) and relative stddev.

           Show tool stats such as number of times fd→pathname was discovered thru hooking the
           open syscall return + vfs_getname or via reading /proc/pid/fd, etc.


       perf-record(1), perf-script(1)