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authorArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>2011-11-29 12:52:07 -0200
committerArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>2011-11-29 14:04:35 -0200
commite60770a01bd889707faaaeb794f1e278e7160458 (patch)
tree8b8fa041131470e904326d49367100bf7420d7de /tools/perf/Documentation/perf-test.txt
parent806fb63007447622dd61d9767b4403919737e120 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-e60770a01bd889707faaaeb794f1e278e7160458.tar.gz
perf test: Allow running just a subset of the available tests
To obtain a list of available tests: [root@emilia linux]# perf test list 1: vmlinux symtab matches kallsyms 2: detect open syscall event 3: detect open syscall event on all cpus 4: read samples using the mmap interface 5: parse events tests [root@emilia linux]# To list just a subset: [root@emilia linux]# perf test list syscall 2: detect open syscall event 3: detect open syscall event on all cpus [root@emilia linux]# To run a subset: [root@emilia linux]# perf test detect 2: detect open syscall event: Ok 3: detect open syscall event on all cpus: Ok [root@emilia linux]# Specific tests can be chosen by number: [root@emilia linux]# perf test 1 3 parse 1: vmlinux symtab matches kallsyms: Ok 3: detect open syscall event on all cpus: Ok 5: parse events tests: Ok [root@emilia linux]# Now to write more tests! Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-nqec2145qfxdgimux28aw7v8@git.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
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diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-test.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-test.txt
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+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-test.txt
@@ -8,13 +8,19 @@ perf-test - Runs sanity tests.
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'perf test <options>'
+'perf test [<options>] [{list <test-name-fragment>|[<test-name-fragments>|<test-numbers>]}]'
DESCRIPTION
-----------
This command does assorted sanity tests, initially through linked routines but
also will look for a directory with more tests in the form of scripts.
+To get a list of available tests use 'perf test list', specifying a test name
+fragment will show all tests that have it.
+
+To run just specific tests, inform test name fragments or the numbers obtained
+from 'perf test list'.
+
OPTIONS
-------
-v::