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From: Masami Hiramatsu <>
To: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>,, Ingo Molnar <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: [PATCH perf/core 2/2] [DOC] perf-probe: Update perf-probe document
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:37:46 +0900
Message-ID: <20150130093746.30575.8571.stgit@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150130093741.30575.41526.stgit@localhost.localdomain>

Update Documentation/perf-probe.txt to add descriptions
of some newer options.

Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <>
 tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt |   16 ++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
index aaa869b..239609c 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt
@@ -47,6 +47,12 @@ OPTIONS
         Be more verbose (show parsed arguments, etc).
+	Can not use with -q.
+	Be quiet (do not show any messages including errors).
+	Can not use with -v.
@@ -96,7 +102,7 @@ OPTIONS
 	Dry run. With this option, --add and --del doesn't execute actual
 	adding and removal operations.
 	Set the maximum number of probe points for an event. Default is 128.
@@ -104,8 +110,13 @@ OPTIONS
 	Specify path to the executable or shared library file for user
 	space tracing. Can also be used with --funcs option.
+	Demangle application symbols. --no-demangle is also available
+	for disabling demangling.
-	Demangle kernel symbols.
+	Demangle kernel symbols. --no-demangle-kernel is also available
+	for disabling kernel demangling.
 In absence of -m/-x options, perf probe checks if the first argument after
 the options is an absolute path name. If its an absolute path, perf probe
@@ -137,6 +148,7 @@ Each probe argument follows below syntax.
 'NAME' specifies the name of this argument (optional). You can use the name of local variable, local data structure member (e.g. var->field, var.field2), local array with fixed index (e.g. array[1], var->array[0], var->pointer[2]), or kprobe-tracer argument format (e.g. $retval, %ax, etc). Note that the name of this argument will be set as the last member name if you specify a local data structure member (e.g. field2 for 'var->field1.field2'.)
+'$vars' special argument is also available for NAME, it is expanded to the local variables which can access at given probe point.
 'TYPE' casts the type of this argument (optional). If omitted, perf probe automatically set the type based on debuginfo. You can specify 'string' type only for the local variable or structure member which is an array of or a pointer to 'char' or 'unsigned char' type.
 On x86 systems %REG is always the short form of the register: for example %AX. %RAX or %EAX is not valid.

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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-30  9:37 [PATCH perf/core 0/2] perf-probe: bugfix and update Masami Hiramatsu
2015-01-30  9:37 ` [PATCH perf/core 1/2] [BUGFIX] perf-probe: Fix to handle optimized not-inlined but has no instance Masami Hiramatsu
2015-01-30 14:21   ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2015-01-30 14:32     ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2015-02-02  8:41       ` Masami Hiramatsu
2015-02-08  8:37     ` Masami Hiramatsu
2015-02-11 20:42       ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2015-02-19 14:31         ` [PATCH perf/core ] perf-probe: Check kprobes blacklist when adding new events Masami Hiramatsu
2015-02-25 21:50           ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2015-02-28  9:30           ` [tip:perf/core] perf probe: " tip-bot for Masami Hiramatsu
2015-02-18 18:25   ` [tip:perf/core] perf probe: Fix to handle optimized not-inlined functions tip-bot for Masami Hiramatsu
2015-01-30  9:37 ` Masami Hiramatsu [this message]
2015-02-18 18:25   ` [tip:perf/core] perf probe: Update man page tip-bot for Masami Hiramatsu

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