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perf-stat - Run a command and gather performance counter statistics
'perf stat' [-e <EVENT> | --event=EVENT] [-a] <command>
'perf stat' [-e <EVENT> | --event=EVENT] [-a] -- <command> [<options>]
This command runs a command and gathers performance counter statistics
from it.
Any command you can specify in a shell.
Select the PMU event. Selection can be a symbolic event name
(use 'perf list' to list all events) or a raw PMU
event (eventsel+umask) in the form of rNNN where NNN is a
hexadecimal event descriptor.
child tasks do not inherit counters
stat events on existing process id
stat events on existing thread id
system-wide collection from all CPUs
scale/normalize counter values
repeat command and print average + stddev (max: 100)
print large numbers with thousands' separators according to locale
Count 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, this option is ignored. The -a option is still necessary
to activate system-wide monitoring. Default is to count on all CPUs.
Do not aggregate counts across all monitored CPUs in system-wide mode (-a).
This option is only valid in system-wide mode.
null run - don't start any counters
be more verbose (show counter open errors, etc)
-x SEP::
--field-separator SEP::
print counts using a CSV-style output to make it easy to import directly into
spreadsheets. Columns are separated by the string specified in SEP.
-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
-o file::
--output file::
Print the output into the designated file.
Append to the output file designated with the -o option. Ignored if -o is not specified.
Log output to fd, instead of stderr. Complementary to --output, and mutually exclusive
with it. --append may be used here. Examples:
3>results perf stat --log-fd 3 -- $cmd
3>>results perf stat --log-fd 3 --append -- $cmd
$ perf stat -- make -j
Performance counter stats for 'make -j':
8117.370256 task clock ticks # 11.281 CPU utilization factor
678 context switches # 0.000 M/sec
133 CPU migrations # 0.000 M/sec
235724 pagefaults # 0.029 M/sec
24821162526 CPU cycles # 3057.784 M/sec
18687303457 instructions # 2302.138 M/sec
172158895 cache references # 21.209 M/sec
27075259 cache misses # 3.335 M/sec
Wall-clock time elapsed: 719.554352 msecs
linkperf:perf-top[1], linkperf:perf-list[1]