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Subject[PATCH 2/2] perf evsel: Fix inverted test for fixing up attr.inherit flag
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From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>

The kernel refuses mmapping an event with the inherit flag set for
something that is systemwide (cpu == -1), and the evsel layer got this
reversed at some point, fix it.

The symtom was that the --pid and --tid parameters for 'perf record' and
'perf top' returned with -EINVAL, like:

# /tmp/build-perf/perf record -v -fo/tmp/perf.data -p 1042
Warning: ... trying to fall back to cpu-clock-ticks

Fatal: failed to mmap with 22 (Invalid argument)

Reported-by: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Cc: Tom Zanussi <tzanussi@gmail.com>
LKML-Reference: <new-submission>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
---
tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 15 +++++++++++++--
1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
index 63cadaf..8083d51 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
@@ -179,8 +179,19 @@ static int __perf_evsel__open(struct perf_evsel *evsel, struct cpu_map *cpus,

for (cpu = 0; cpu < cpus->nr; cpu++) {
int group_fd = -1;
-
- evsel->attr.inherit = (cpus->map[cpu] < 0) && inherit;
+ /*
+ * Don't allow mmap() of inherited per-task counters. This
+ * would create a performance issue due to all children writing
+ * to the same buffer.
+ *
+ * FIXME:
+ * Proper fix is not to pass 'inherit' to perf_evsel__open*,
+ * but a 'flags' parameter, with 'group' folded there as well,
+ * then introduce a PERF_O_{MMAP,GROUP,INHERIT} enum, and if
+ * O_MMAP is set, emit a warning if cpu < 0 and O_INHERIT is
+ * set. Lets go for the minimal fix first tho.
+ */
+ evsel->attr.inherit = (cpus->map[cpu] >= 0) && inherit;

for (thread = 0; thread < threads->nr; thread++) {

--
1.6.2.5


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