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Subject[PATCH] perf - ensure offset provided during probe addition is not greater than function size when no DWARF info
perf probe allows kprobe to be inserted at any offset from a function
start, which results in adding kprobes to unintended location.
(example: perf probe do_fork+10000 is allowed even though size of
do_fork is ~904).

My previous patch addressed the case
where DWARF info was available for the kernel. This patch fixes the
case where perf probe is used on a kernel without debuginfo available.

Signed-off-by: Prashanth Nageshappa <>

tools/perf/util/probe-event.c | 6 ++++++
1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
index f121d5d..9f9b1a2 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
@@ -1966,6 +1966,12 @@ static int convert_to_probe_trace_events(struct perf_probe_event *pev,
ret = -ENOENT;
goto error;
+ } else if (tev->point.offset > sym->end - sym->start) {
+ pr_warning("Offset specified is greater than size of %s\n",
+ tev->point.symbol);
+ ret = -ENOENT;
+ goto error;

return 1;

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