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PERF(1) 							    perf Manual 							   PERF(1)

NAME
perf - Performance analysis tools for Linux
SYNOPSIS
perf [--version] [--help] COMMAND [ARGS]
DESCRIPTION
Performance counters for Linux are a new kernel-based subsystem that provide a framework for all things performance analysis. It covers hardware level (CPU/PMU, Performance Monitoring Unit) features and software features (software counters, tracepoints) as well.
SEE ALSO
perf-stat(1), perf-top(1), perf-record(1), perf-report(1), perf-list(1) perf 06/30/2014 PERF(1)