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perf-sched - Tool to trace/measure scheduler properties (latencies)
'perf sched' {record|latency|map|replay|script|timehist}
There are several variants of 'perf sched':
'perf sched record <command>' to record the scheduling events
of an arbitrary workload.
'perf sched latency' to report the per task scheduling latencies
and other scheduling properties of the workload.
'perf sched script' to see a detailed trace of the workload that
was recorded (aliased to 'perf script' for now).
'perf sched replay' to simulate the workload that was recorded
via perf sched record. (this is done by starting up mockup threads
that mimic the workload based on the events in the trace. These
threads can then replay the timings (CPU runtime and sleep patterns)
of the workload as it occurred when it was recorded - and can repeat
it a number of times, measuring its performance.)
'perf sched map' to print a textual context-switching outline of
workload captured via perf sched record. Columns stand for
individual CPUs, and the two-letter shortcuts stand for tasks that
are running on a CPU. A '*' denotes the CPU that had the event, and
a dot signals an idle CPU.
'perf sched timehist' provides an analysis of scheduling events.
Example usage:
perf sched record -- sleep 1
perf sched timehist
By default it shows the individual schedule events, including the wait
time (time between sched-out and next sched-in events for the task), the
task scheduling delay (time between wakeup and actually running) and run
time for the task:
time cpu task name wait time sch delay run time
[tid/pid] (msec) (msec) (msec)
-------------- ------ -------------------- --------- --------- ---------
79371.874569 [0011] gcc[31949] 0.014 0.000 1.148
79371.874591 [0010] gcc[31951] 0.000 0.000 0.024
79371.874603 [0010] migration/10[59] 3.350 0.004 0.011
79371.874604 [0011] <idle> 1.148 0.000 0.035
79371.874723 [0005] <idle> 0.016 0.000 1.383
79371.874746 [0005] gcc[31949] 0.153 0.078 0.022
Times are in msec.usec.
Input file name. (default: unless stdin is a fifo)
Be more verbose. (show symbol address, etc)
Display verbose dump of the sched data.
Don't complain, do it.
OPTIONS for 'perf sched map'
Show only CPUs with activity. Helps visualizing on high core
count systems.
Show just entries with activities for the given CPUs.
Highlight the given cpus.
Highlight the given pids.
OPTIONS for 'perf sched timehist'
vmlinux pathname
kallsyms pathname
Display call chains if present (default on).
Maximum number of functions to display in backtrace, default 5.
Only show events for given process ID (comma separated list).
Only show events for given thread ID (comma separated list).
Show only a summary of scheduling by thread with min, max, and average
run times (in sec) and relative stddev.
Show all scheduling events followed by a summary by thread with min,
max, and average run times (in sec) and relative stddev.
Look for files with symbols relative to this directory.
Show visual aid for sched switches by CPU: 'i' marks idle time,
's' are scheduler events.
Show wakeup events.
Show migration events.
Show next task.
Show idle-related events only.
Only analyze samples within given time window: <start>,<stop>. Times
have the format seconds.microseconds. If start is not given (i.e., time
string is ',x.y') then analysis starts at the beginning of the file. If
stop time is not given (i.e, time string is 'x.y,') then analysis goes
to end of file.
Show task state when it switched out.