[v8,1/8] perf tools: Fix write_backwards fallback

Message ID 1466419645-75551-2-git-send-email-wangnan0@huawei.com
State New
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Wang Nan June 20, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Commit b90dc17a5d14 "perf evsel: Add overwrite attribute and check
write_backward" misunderstood the 'order' should be obeyed in
__perf_evsel__open.

Arnaldo in [1]:
"But the way this was done for attr.write_backwards was buggy, as we need
to check features in the inverse order of their introduction to the
kernel, so that a newer tool checks first the newest perf_event_attr
fields, detecting that the older kernel doesn't have support for them."

Also, we can avoid calling sys_perf_event_open() if we have already
detected the missing of write_backward.

[1] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160616214724.GI13337@kernel.org

Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>

Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org>

Cc: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
Cc: Zefan Li <lizefan@huawei.com>
Cc: pi3orama@163.com
---
 tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 23 ++++++++++-------------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

-- 
1.8.3.4

Patch

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
index 9b2e3e6..1d8f2bb 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
@@ -1389,8 +1389,11 @@  fallback_missing_features:
 	if (perf_missing_features.lbr_flags)
 		evsel->attr.branch_sample_type &= ~(PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_NO_FLAGS |
 				     PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_NO_CYCLES);
-	if (perf_missing_features.write_backward)
+	if (perf_missing_features.write_backward) {
+		if (evsel->overwrite)
+			return -EINVAL;
 		evsel->attr.write_backward = false;
+	}
 retry_sample_id:
 	if (perf_missing_features.sample_id_all)
 		evsel->attr.sample_id_all = 0;
@@ -1453,12 +1456,6 @@  retry_open:
 				err = -EINVAL;
 				goto out_close;
 			}
-
-			if (evsel->overwrite &&
-			    perf_missing_features.write_backward) {
-				err = -EINVAL;
-				goto out_close;
-			}
 		}
 	}
 
@@ -1496,7 +1493,10 @@  try_fallback:
 	 * Must probe features in the order they were added to the
 	 * perf_event_attr interface.
 	 */
-	if (!perf_missing_features.clockid_wrong && evsel->attr.use_clockid) {
+	if (!perf_missing_features.write_backward && evsel->attr.write_backward) {
+		perf_missing_features.write_backward = true;
+		goto fallback_missing_features;
+	} else if (!perf_missing_features.clockid_wrong && evsel->attr.use_clockid) {
 		perf_missing_features.clockid_wrong = true;
 		goto fallback_missing_features;
 	} else if (!perf_missing_features.clockid && evsel->attr.use_clockid) {
@@ -1521,12 +1521,7 @@  try_fallback:
 			  PERF_SAMPLE_BRANCH_NO_FLAGS))) {
 		perf_missing_features.lbr_flags = true;
 		goto fallback_missing_features;
-	} else if (!perf_missing_features.write_backward &&
-			evsel->attr.write_backward) {
-		perf_missing_features.write_backward = true;
-		goto fallback_missing_features;
 	}
-
 out_close:
 	do {
 		while (--thread >= 0) {
@@ -2409,6 +2404,8 @@  int perf_evsel__open_strerror(struct perf_evsel *evsel, struct target *target,
 	"We found oprofile daemon running, please stop it and try again.");
 		break;
 	case EINVAL:
+		if (evsel->overwrite && perf_missing_features.write_backward)
+			return scnprintf(msg, size, "Reading from overwrite event is not supported by this kernel.");
 		if (perf_missing_features.clockid)
 			return scnprintf(msg, size, "clockid feature not supported.");
 		if (perf_missing_features.clockid_wrong)