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Subject[PATCH 3.2 35/95] perf symbols: Fix symbols__fixup_end heuristic for corner cases
3.2.91-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Daniel Borkmann <>

commit e7ede72a6d40cb3a30c087142d79381ca8a31dab upstream.

The current symbols__fixup_end() heuristic for the last entry in the rb
tree is suboptimal as it leads to not being able to recognize the symbol
in the call graph in a couple of corner cases, for example:

i) If the symbol has a start address (f.e. exposed via kallsyms)
that is at a page boundary, then the roundup(curr->start, 4096)
for the last entry will result in curr->start == curr->end with
a symbol length of zero.

ii) If the symbol has a start address that is shortly before a page
boundary, then also here, curr->end - curr->start will just be
very few bytes, where it's unrealistic that we could perform a
match against.

Instead, change the heuristic to roundup(curr->start, 4096) + 4096, so
that we can catch such corner cases and have a better chance to find
that specific symbol. It's still just best effort as the real end of the
symbol is unknown to us (and could even be at a larger offset than the
current range), but better than the current situation.

Alexei reported that he recently run into case i) with a JITed eBPF
program (these are all page aligned) as the last symbol which wasn't
properly shown in the call graph (while other eBPF program symbols in
the rb tree were displayed correctly). Since this is a generic issue,
lets try to improve the heuristic a bit.

Reported-and-Tested-by: Alexei Starovoitov <>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Borkmann <>
Fixes: 2e538c4a1847 ("perf tools: Improve kernel/modules symbol lookup")
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
tools/perf/util/symbol.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/tools/perf/util/symbol.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/symbol.c
@@ -193,7 +193,7 @@ static void symbols__fixup_end(struct rb

/* Last entry */
if (curr->end == curr->start)
- curr->end = roundup(curr->start, 4096);
+ curr->end = roundup(curr->start, 4096) + 4096;

static void __map_groups__fixup_end(struct map_groups *mg, enum map_type type)
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