Sometimes it is useful to save samples at a specific time. For example,
when profiling an executable, it may be useful to gather different
samples based on different input data sets. If the number of events to
be monitored exceeds the number of counters available for the processor,
multiple runs of OProfile can be used to collect data, saving the sample
data to different files each time.
To save the current set of sample files, execute the following command,
replacing <name> with a unique
descriptive name for the current session.
is created and the current sample files are copied to it.