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-rw-r--r--tools/perf/builtin-record.c7
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index 29259e74dcf..0f5771f615d 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -568,8 +568,11 @@ int cmd_record(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (!argc && target_pid == -1 && !system_wide)
usage_with_options(record_usage, options);
- if (!nr_counters)
- nr_counters = 1;
+ if (!nr_counters) {
+ nr_counters = 1;
+ attrs[0].type = PERF_TYPE_HARDWARE;
+ attrs[0].config = PERF_COUNT_HW_CPU_CYCLES;
+ }
for (counter = 0; counter < nr_counters; counter++) {
if (attrs[counter].sample_period)