Commit f0c55bcf authored by Stephane Eranian's avatar Stephane Eranian Committed by Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
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perf: make perf stat print user provided full event names

This patch changes the way perf stat prints event names at the end of a
run. Until now, it was trying to reconstruct the event name from its
encoding. The problem is that it would only print generic events without
their modifiers (u, k, pp).

This patch saves the event name as passed by the user in the evsel
struct and uses it to print the final event name.

This would also work in case perf is linked with a library (such as
libpfm4) which provides full PMU event tables.

$ perf stat -e cycles:u,cycles:k date
Wed Feb 16 14:58:52 CET 2011

 Performance counter stats for 'date':

            568600 cycles:u
           2779715 cycles:k

        0.001908182  seconds time elapsed

Cc: Arun Sharma <>
Cc: David S. Miller <>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Robert Richter <>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <>
LPU-Reference: <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarStephane Eranian <>
[ committer note: Fixed a merge problem with 023695d9

 "Add cgroup support" ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
parent 4498062e
......@@ -86,6 +86,7 @@ void perf_evsel__delete(struct perf_evsel *evsel)
......@@ -37,6 +37,12 @@ struct perf_sample_id {
struct perf_evsel *evsel;
/** struct perf_evsel - event selector
* @name - Can be set to retain the original event name passed by the user,
* so that when showing results in tools such as 'perf stat', we
* show the name used, not some alias.
struct perf_evsel {
struct list_head node;
struct perf_event_attr attr;
......@@ -45,6 +51,7 @@ struct perf_evsel {
struct xyarray *id;
struct perf_counts *counts;
int idx;
char *name;
void *priv;
struct cgroup_sel *cgrp;
......@@ -268,6 +268,9 @@ const char *event_name(struct perf_evsel *evsel)
u64 config = evsel->attr.config;
int type = evsel->attr.type;
if (evsel->name)
return evsel->name;
return __event_name(type, config);
......@@ -782,8 +785,10 @@ int parse_events(const struct option *opt, const char *str, int unset __used)
struct perf_evlist *evlist = *(struct perf_evlist **)opt->value;
struct perf_event_attr attr;
enum event_result ret;
const char *ostr;
for (;;) {
ostr = str;
memset(&attr, 0, sizeof(attr));
ret = parse_event_symbols(opt, &str, &attr);
if (ret == EVT_FAILED)
......@@ -798,6 +803,11 @@ int parse_events(const struct option *opt, const char *str, int unset __used)
if (evsel == NULL)
return -1;
perf_evlist__add(evlist, evsel);
evsel->name = calloc(str - ostr + 1, 1);
if (!evsel->name)
return -1;
strncpy(evsel->name, ostr, str - ostr);
if (*str == 0)
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