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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf tool: Fix cross-endian analysis
On Thu, Apr 09, 2015 at 04:15:46PM -0400, David Ahern wrote:
> Trying to analyze a big endian data file on little endian system
> fails with the error:
> 0xa9b40 [0x70]: failed to process type: 9
>
> The problem is that header parsing is not done correctly because
> the file attributes are not swapped. Make it so. With this patch
> able to analyze a sparc64 data file on x86_64.
>
> Signed-off-by: David Ahern <david.ahern@oracle.com>
> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
> ---
> tools/perf/util/header.c | 5 ++++-
> 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/tools/perf/util/header.c b/tools/perf/util/header.c
> index e38cf62..45b7e72 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/util/header.c
> +++ b/tools/perf/util/header.c
> @@ -2586,8 +2586,11 @@ int perf_session__read_header(struct perf_session *session)
> if (read_attr(fd, header, &f_attr) < 0)
> goto out_errno;
>
> - if (header->needs_swap)
> + if (header->needs_swap) {
> + f_attr.ids.size = bswap_64(f_attr.ids.size);
> + f_attr.ids.offset = bswap_64(f_attr.ids.offset);
> perf_event__attr_swap(&f_attr.attr);
> + }

so people do actually use it ;-)

Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>

thanks,
jirka


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