Commit 3379e0c3 authored by Ben Hutchings's avatar Ben Hutchings Committed by Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo

perf tools: Document the perf sysctls

perf_event_paranoid was only documented in source code and a perf error
message.  Copy the documentation from the error message to
Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt.

perf_cpu_time_max_percent was already documented but missing from the
list at the top, so add it there.
Signed-off-by: default avatarBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160119213515.GG2637@decadent.org.uk
[ Remove reference to external Documentation file, provide info inline, as before ]
Signed-off-by: default avatarArnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
parent 1f7c2541
......@@ -58,6 +58,8 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- panic_on_stackoverflow
- panic_on_unrecovered_nmi
- panic_on_warn
- perf_cpu_time_max_percent
- perf_event_paranoid
- pid_max
- powersave-nap [ PPC only ]
- printk
......@@ -639,6 +641,17 @@ allowed to execute.
==============================================================
perf_event_paranoid:
Controls use of the performance events system by unprivileged
users (without CAP_SYS_ADMIN). The default value is 1.
-1: Allow use of (almost) all events by all users
>=0: Disallow raw tracepoint access by users without CAP_IOC_LOCK
>=1: Disallow CPU event access by users without CAP_SYS_ADMIN
>=2: Disallow kernel profiling by users without CAP_SYS_ADMIN
==============================================================
pid_max:
......
......@@ -2362,12 +2362,15 @@ int perf_evsel__open_strerror(struct perf_evsel *evsel, struct target *target,
case EPERM:
case EACCES:
return scnprintf(msg, size,
"You may not have permission to collect %sstats.\n"
"Consider tweaking /proc/sys/kernel/perf_event_paranoid:\n"
" -1 - Not paranoid at all\n"
" 0 - Disallow raw tracepoint access for unpriv\n"
" 1 - Disallow cpu events for unpriv\n"
" 2 - Disallow kernel profiling for unpriv",
"You may not have permission to collect %sstats.\n\n"
"Consider tweaking /proc/sys/kernel/perf_event_paranoid,\n"
"which controls use of the performance events system by\n"
"unprivileged users (without CAP_SYS_ADMIN).\n\n"
"The default value is 1:\n\n"
" -1: Allow use of (almost) all events by all users\n"
">= 0: Disallow raw tracepoint access by users without CAP_IOC_LOCK\n"
">= 1: Disallow CPU event access by users without CAP_SYS_ADMIN\n"
">= 2: Disallow kernel profiling by users without CAP_SYS_ADMIN",
target->system_wide ? "system-wide " : "");
case ENOENT:
return scnprintf(msg, size, "The %s event is not supported.",
......
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