By installing perf using

sudo apt-get install linux-tools-common
sudo apt-get install linux-tools-

gave me

perf version 3.2.14

How can I install perf 3.4.25?

Is it related to kernel version?

I found source here http://lxr.linux.no/#linux+v2.6.39/tools/perf/ but there is no way to download it.

which version kernel comes with perf 3.4.25?


The perf tool is directly shipped with the kernel and located under the tools/perf/ directory.

  • which version kernel comes with perf 3.4.25? – limovala Sep 27 '13 at 10:45
  • The perf version seems to correspond with the kernel version, so you need kernel 3.4.25. Although it is still unclear why you need that exact version. – scai Sep 27 '13 at 11:27
  • I need to test that specific version, but when I installed linux-tools- in kernel I got perf version 3.2.14. – limovala Sep 27 '13 at 11:57
  • The tools/perf/util/ directory contains a script called PERF-VERSION-GEN which uses git and a little magic to generate the version string. – scai Sep 27 '13 at 12:09
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    Again, why do you need that exact version? It is tied to the kernel version, so you can't (meanigfully) test a new version on an old kernel/system. – vonbrand Mar 3 '14 at 12:54

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