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Subject[PATCH 3/9] perf top: Add error message for EMFILE
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From: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@gmail.com>

When a user tries to open so many events, perf_event_open syscall may
fail with EMFILE. Provide advise for that case.

Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1325957132-10600-3-git-send-email-namhyung@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
---
tools/perf/builtin-top.c | 4 ++++
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-top.c b/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
index d89dec9..8f80df8 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-top.c
@@ -888,6 +888,10 @@ try_again:
ui__warning("The %s event is not supported.\n",
event_name(counter));
goto out_err;
+ } else if (err == EMFILE) {
+ ui__warning("Too many events are opened.\n"
+ "Try again after reducing the number of events\n");
+ goto out_err;
}

ui__warning("The sys_perf_event_open() syscall "
--
1.7.8.GIT


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