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Display a top-like summary of Intel GPU usage


intel_gpu_top [ parameters ]

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intel_gpu_top -o "cairo-trace-gvim.log" -s 100 -e "cairo-perf-trace

will run cairo-perf-trace with /tmp/gvim trace, non-interactively, saving the statistics into cairo-trace-gvim.log file, and collecting 100 samples per second.

Note that idle units are not displayed, so an entirely idle GPU will only display the ring status and header.


intel_gpu_top is a tool to display usage information of an Intel GPU. It requires root privilege to map the graphics device.

-s [samples per second]

number of samples to acquire per second

-o [output file]

collect usage statistics to [file]. If file is "-", run non-interactively and output statistics to stdout.

-e ["command to profile"]

execute a command, and leave when it is finished. Note that the entire command with all parameters should be included as one parameter.


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Some GPUs report some units as busy when they aren’t, such that even when idle and not hung, it will show up as 100% busy.

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