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SubjectRe: [perf] perf top segfaulting
On 02/03/2012 04:45 PM, Dan McGee wrote:
> On i686, version 3.2-2, but looks like annotate.c hasn't changed much
> since. It sometimes happens within 5 seconds of starting perf,
> sometimes much later, but almost always if I leave it running I well
> come back to it having segfaulted. When ran with gdb here it took
> about 3 minutes; I had a 5 second segfault and a 5 minute segfault
> before and after this run as well. I'm not sure what triggers it other
> than it isn't user input, as I can start `perf top`, not touch it, and
> it will eventually segfault.
>


I have seen the same thing (basically the same stack trace), so I think
what I see is probably closely related. My failures however are on
mips64 based systems.

My debugging suggests that this happens when the ABIs used by the
running processes are heterogeneous (A mixture of 32-bit and 64-bit
processes). What I see is that all processes use a library with a
common name, but differing in paths (/lib32/libc-2.11.3.so and
/lib64/libc-2.11.3.so for example). It looks like perf is confusing the
offsets it caches from one library to look up information in the other
and since the symbols are in different locations, the resulting
erroneous address calculations result in accesses to unmapped portions
of perf's address space and you get SIGSEGV.

I haven't dug into the code enough to suggest a fix, but I think that at
a high hand-waving level, this is what is happening. I have never
observed the failure when using only a single ABI on the system

David Daney


> -Dan
>
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> symbol__inc_addr_samples (sym=0x91ca9e8, map=0x9153010, evidx=0,
> addr=385376) at util/annotate.c:73
> 73 util/annotate.c: No such file or directory.
> (gdb) bt
> #0 symbol__inc_addr_samples (sym=0x91ca9e8, map=0x9153010, evidx=0,
> addr=385376) at util/annotate.c:73
> #1 0x08066593 in record_precise_ip (ip=<optimized out>, counter=0,
> he=<optimized out>) at builtin-top.c:223
> #2 perf_event__process_sample (session=0x827bf50, sample=0xbffff9f4,
> evsel=<optimized out>, event=<optimized out>) at builtin-top.c:801
> #3 perf_session__mmap_read_idx (self=0x827bf50, idx=0) at builtin-top.c:825
> #4 0x08068489 in perf_session__mmap_read (self=0x827bf50) at builtin-top.c:839
> #5 __cmd_top () at builtin-top.c:1003
> #6 cmd_top (argc=<optimized out>, argv=0xbffffd38, prefix=0x0) at
> builtin-top.c:1274
> #7 0x08055e90 in run_builtin (p=0x80f2624, argc=1, argv=0xbffffd38)
> at perf.c:286
> #8 0x08055651 in handle_internal_command (argv=0xbffffd38, argc=1) at
> perf.c:358
> #9 run_argv (argv=0xbffffbd8, argcp=0xbffffbdc) at perf.c:402
> #10 main (argc=1, argv=0xbffffd38) at perf.c:512
> (gdb) bt full
> #0 symbol__inc_addr_samples (sym=0x91ca9e8, map=0x9153010, evidx=0,
> addr=385376) at util/annotate.c:73
> offset = 4294557696
> h = 0xb6a8101c
> __func__ = "symbol__inc_addr_samples"
> #1 0x08066593 in record_precise_ip (ip=<optimized out>, counter=0,
> he=<optimized out>) at builtin-top.c:223
> sym = 0x91ca9e8
> #2 perf_event__process_sample (session=0x827bf50, sample=0xbffff9f4,
> evsel=<optimized out>, event=<optimized out>) at builtin-top.c:801
> he = 0xfff9c000
> parent = 0x0
> machine = 0x0
> err =<optimized out>
> origin =<optimized out>
> ip = 3076591968
> al = {thread = 0x91fa360, map = 0x91fa650, sym = 0x91ca9e8,
> addr = 794976, level = 46 '.', filtered = false, cpumode = 2 '\002',
> cpu = -1}
> #3 perf_session__mmap_read_idx (self=0x827bf50, idx=0) at builtin-top.c:825
> sample = {ip = 3076591968, pid = 16947, tid = 16947, time =
> 18446744073709551615, addr = 0, id = 18446744073709551615, stream_id =
> 18446744073709551615, period = 1057945,
> cpu = 4294967295, raw_size = 4294967295, raw_data = 0x0,
> callchain = 0x8}
> evsel =<optimized out>
> event =<optimized out>
> ret = -1230499812
> __PRETTY_FUNCTION__ = "perf_session__mmap_read_idx"
> #4 0x08068489 in perf_session__mmap_read (self=0x827bf50) at builtin-top.c:839
> i =<optimized out>
> #5 __cmd_top () at builtin-top.c:1003
> hits =<optimized out>
> thread = 3075533632
> #6 cmd_top (argc=<optimized out>, argv=0xbffffd38, prefix=0x0) at
> builtin-top.c:1274
> pos =<optimized out>
> status = -12
> #7 0x08055e90 in run_builtin (p=0x80f2624, argc=1, argv=0xbffffd38)
> at perf.c:286
> status =<optimized out>
> st = {st_dev = 13258589575124611012, __pad1 = 49030, __st_ino
> = 3087003588, st_mode = 3086926771, st_nlink = 3087006384, st_uid =
> 3079435296, st_gid = 1, st_rdev = 1,
> __pad2 = 256, st_size = -4611691086352719864, st_blksize =
> -1073742952, st_blocks = 577833303592140800, st_atim = {tv_sec =
> 135210216, tv_nsec = 1}, st_mtim = {
> tv_sec = 135105751, tv_nsec = -1}, st_ctim = {tv_sec =
> -1213274024, tv_nsec = 0}, st_ino = 135811744}
> #8 0x08055651 in handle_internal_command (argv=0xbffffd38, argc=1) at
> perf.c:358
> p = 0x80f2624
> cmd = 0xbffffe6b "top"
> i =<optimized out>
> commands = {{cmd = 0x80d20f7 "buildid-cache", fn = 0x805e8a0
> <cmd_buildid_cache>, option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce581 "buildid-list", fn
> = 0x805e320<cmd_buildid_list>,
> option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce58e "diff", fn = 0x8058630
> <cmd_diff>, option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce593 "evlist", fn = 0x8058a60
> <cmd_evlist>, option = 0}, {
> cmd = 0x80ce3ea "help", fn = 0x8059420<cmd_help>, option
> = 0}, {cmd = 0x80d13b1 "list", fn = 0x805e920<cmd_list>, option = 0},
> {cmd = 0x80d6b7c "record",
> fn = 0x8060360<cmd_record>, option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80d5a46
> "report", fn = 0x8060d90<cmd_report>, option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce59a
> "bench", fn = 0x8056850<cmd_bench>,
> option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce5a0 "stat", fn = 0x8062950
> <cmd_stat>, option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce5a5 "timechart", fn = 0x8065550
> <cmd_timechart>, option = 0}, {
> cmd = 0x80ce5af "top", fn = 0x8067de0<cmd_top>, option =
> 0}, {cmd = 0x80ceb3b "annotate", fn = 0x8056350<cmd_annotate>, option
> = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce3f1 "version",
> fn = 0x807c780<cmd_version>, option = 0}, {cmd =
> 0x80d5b37 "script", fn = 0x806a5f0<cmd_script>, option = 0}, {cmd =
> 0x80ce5b3 "sched", fn = 0x805c5d0<cmd_sched>,
> option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce5b9 "probe", fn = 0x806b740
> <cmd_probe>, option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce5bf "kmem", fn = 0x806cf80
> <cmd_kmem>, option = 0}, {
> cmd = 0x80d9295 "lock", fn = 0x806e180<cmd_lock>, option
> = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce5c4 "kvm", fn = 0x806eaf0<cmd_kvm>, option = 0},
> {cmd = 0x80ce5c8 "test",
> fn = 0x8071880<cmd_test>, option = 0}, {cmd = 0x80ce5cd
> "inject", fn = 0x8071ed0<cmd_inject>, option = 0}}
> #9 run_argv (argv=0xbffffbd8, argcp=0xbffffbdc) at perf.c:402
> done_alias = 0
> #10 main (argc=1, argv=0xbffffd38) at perf.c:512
> done_help = 0
> was_alias = 0
> cmd = 0xbffffe6b "top"
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