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I'm trying to run perf on my Ubuntu Precise box, which I recently upgraded to kernel 3.11.10-03111002 (manual install). The problem is that perf and kernel versions must match, and the requested version is not available in the repositories (linux-tools-VERSION package). I can only install up to v3.8.0.

What can I do? Kernel upgrade/downgrade is an option, but I'd rather get the correct perf version.

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  • Get the sources of your 3.11.10-03111002 kernel
  • Jump to it cd ./linux-3.11.10-03111002/tools/perf
  • Type make and hit enter.

To run, type ./perf

that's it.

For other options type make help

  • do you know where I could find the source for this kernel version? Googling for it only returns this page. – iomartin Feb 14 '14 at 12:52
  • You can use also the vanilla kernel from www.kernel.org. BTW: It mustn't be the same kernel version. AFAIS it is sufficient to have the same patch level. – user55518 Feb 14 '14 at 13:04
  • It's ever easy with Linux :-( – Soonts Nov 8 '17 at 18:29
  • Need dependencies. Solution: sudo apt-get -y install flex bison libdwarf-dev libelf-dev libpython-dev libunwind-dev util/PERF-VERSION-GEN: Syntax error: "elif" unexpected (expecting "then") Solution: git reset --hard from another OS. util/event.c:448:2: error: ‘readdir_r’ is deprecated Solution: ??? – Soonts Nov 8 '17 at 18:29

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