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--intr-regs::
Capture machine state (registers) at interrupt, i.e., on counter overflows for
each sample. List of captured registers depends on the architecture. This option
-is off by default.
+is off by default. It is possible to select the registers to sample using their
+symbolic names, e.g. on x86, ax, si. To list the available registers use
+--intr-regs=\?. To name registers, pass a comma separated list such as
+--intr-regs=ax,bx. The list of register is architecture dependent.
+
--running-time::
Record running and enabled time for read events (:S)

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