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