[PATCH v3 1/3] perf docs: extend CAP_SYS_ADMIN with CAP_PERFMON where needed

Alexey Budankov alexey.budankov at linux.intel.com
Fri Apr 24 06:49:29 UTC 2020

Extend CAP_SYS_ADMIN with CAP_PERFMON in the docs.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov at linux.intel.com>
 tools/perf/Documentation/perf-intel-pt.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-intel-pt.txt b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-intel-pt.txt
index 456fdcbf26ac..832408a54c1c 100644
--- a/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-intel-pt.txt
+++ b/tools/perf/Documentation/perf-intel-pt.txt
@@ -687,7 +687,7 @@ The v4.2 kernel introduced support for a context switch metadata event,
 PERF_RECORD_SWITCH, which allows unprivileged users to see when their processes
 are scheduled out and in, just not by whom, which is left for the
 PERF_RECORD_SWITCH_CPU_WIDE, that is only accessible in system wide context,
-which in turn requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN.
+which in turn requires CAP_PERFMON or CAP_SYS_ADMIN.
 Please see the 45ac1403f564 ("perf: Add PERF_RECORD_SWITCH to indicate context
 switches") commit, that introduces these metadata events for further info.

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