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Subject[tip:perfcounters/core] perf tools: callchain: Fix spurious 'perf report' warnings: ignore empty callchains
Commit-ID:  b0efe213f84f7fd5ccfe07053e3d9fb827b7c188
Author: Frederic Weisbecker <>
AuthorDate: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 02:16:23 +0200
Committer: Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 12:54:41 +0200

perf tools: callchain: Fix spurious 'perf report' warnings: ignore empty callchains

When the callchain tree comes to insert an empty backtrace, it
raises a spurious warning about the fact we are inserting an
empty. This is spurious because the radix tree assumes it did
something wrong to reach this state. But it didn't, we just met
an empty callchain that has to be ignored.

This happens occasionally with certain types of call-chain
recordings. If it happens it's a big nuisance as perf report
output starts with thousands of warning lines.

Reported-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <>
LKML-Reference: <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>

tools/perf/util/callchain.c | 2 ++
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/callchain.c b/tools/perf/util/callchain.c
index 98c5627..a8e67aa 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/callchain.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/callchain.c
@@ -336,5 +336,7 @@ __append_chain(struct callchain_node *root, struct ip_callchain *chain,
void append_chain(struct callchain_node *root, struct ip_callchain *chain,
struct symbol **syms)
+ if (!chain->nr)
+ return;
__append_chain_children(root, chain, syms, 0);

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