svn commit: r204781 - stable/7/usr.sbin/pmcstat

Fabien Thomas fabient at
Fri Mar 5 22:59:49 UTC 2010

Author: fabient
Date: Fri Mar  5 22:59:49 2010
New Revision: 204781

  MFC 180091:
  Document messages printed in verbose mode.

Directory Properties:
  stable/7/usr.sbin/pmcstat/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/7/usr.sbin/pmcstat/pmcstat.8
--- stable/7/usr.sbin/pmcstat/pmcstat.8	Fri Mar  5 22:53:31 2010	(r204780)
+++ stable/7/usr.sbin/pmcstat/pmcstat.8	Fri Mar  5 22:59:49 2010	(r204781)
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.\" Copyright (c) 2003-2007 Joseph Koshy
+.\" Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Joseph Koshy
 .\" Copyright (c) 2007 The FreeBSD Foundation
 .\" All rights reserved.
@@ -383,6 +383,40 @@ To print a system-wide profile with call
 .Dl "pmcstat -R /tmp/sample.out -G foo.graph"
+If option
+.Fl v
+is specified,
+may issue the following diagnostic messages:
+.Bl -diag -width indent
+.It "#callchain/dubious-frames"
+The number of callchain records that had an
+.Dq impossible
+value for a return address.
+.It "#exec handling errors"
+The number of
+.Xr exec 2
+events in the log file that named executables that could not be
+.It "#exec/elf"
+The number of
+.Xr exec 2
+events that named ELF executables.
+.It "#exec/unknown"
+The number of
+.Xr exec 2
+events that named executables with unrecognized formats.
+.It "#samples/total"
+The total number of samples in the log file.
+.It "#samples/unclaimed"
+The number of samples that could not be correlated to a known
+executable object (i.e., to an executable, shared library, the
+kernel or the runtime loader).
+.It "#samples/unknown-object"
+The number of samples that were associated with an executable
+with an unrecognized object format.
 .Ex -std
 Due to the limitations of the

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