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Subject[PATCH 06/15] perf: builtin-record: Provide advice if mmap'ing fails with EPERM.
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From: Nelson Elhage <nelhage@nelhage.com>

This failure is most likely due to running up against the
kernel.perf_event_mlock_kb sysctl, so we can tell the user what to do to
fix the issue.

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/1324301972-22740-3-git-send-email-nelhage@nelhage.com
Signed-off-by: Nelson Elhage <nelhage@nelhage.com>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
---
tools/perf/builtin-record.c | 9 ++++++++-
1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index f8fd14f..56bb447 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -272,8 +272,15 @@ try_again:
exit(-1);
}

- if (perf_evlist__mmap(evlist, opts->mmap_pages, false) < 0)
+ if (perf_evlist__mmap(evlist, opts->mmap_pages, false) < 0) {
+ if (errno == EPERM)
+ die("Permission error mapping pages.\n"
+ "Consider increasing "
+ "/proc/sys/kernel/perf_event_mlock_kb,\n"
+ "or try again with a smaller value of -m/--mmap_pages.\n"
+ "(current value: %d)\n", opts->mmap_pages);
die("failed to mmap with %d (%s)\n", errno, strerror(errno));
+ }

if (rec->file_new)
session->evlist = evlist;
--
1.7.8.rc0.35.gee6df


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