[tip:perf/core] perf stat: Document CSV format in manpage

From: tip-bot for Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Mar 11 2016 - 03:52:56 EST

Commit-ID: 6b45f7b2a37b0e00693985fd0abfc8e0319f91ce
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/6b45f7b2a37b0e00693985fd0abfc8e0319f91ce
Author: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 15:57:35 -0800
Committer: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:49:06 -0300

perf stat: Document CSV format in manpage

With all the recently added fields in the perf stat CSV output we should
finally document them in the man page. Do this here.

v2: Fix fields in documentation (Jiri)
v3: fix order of fields again (Jiri)
v4: Change order again.
v5: Document more fields (Jiri)
v6: Move time stamp first
v7: More fixes (Jiri)

Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1457049458-28956-5-git-send-email-andi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
index 14d9e8f..8812d73 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-stat.txt
@@ -219,6 +219,29 @@ $ perf stat -- make -j

Wall-clock time elapsed: 719.554352 msecs

+With -x, perf stat is able to output a not-quite-CSV format output
+Commas in the output are not put into "". To make it easy to parse
+it is recommended to use a different character like -x \;
+The fields are in this order:
+ - optional usec time stamp in fractions of second (with -I xxx)
+ - optional CPU, core, or socket identifier
+ - optional number of logical CPUs aggregated
+ - counter value
+ - unit of the counter value or empty
+ - event name
+ - run time of counter
+ - percentage of measurement time the counter was running
+ - optional variance if multiple values are collected with -r
+ - optional metric value
+ - optional unit of metric
+Additional metrics may be printed with all earlier fields being empty.
linkperf:perf-top[1], linkperf:perf-list[1]