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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 perf.data 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 value. -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. --comm 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. --tool_stats 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.