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Subject[tip:perf/urgent] perf tools: Fix tracing_path_mount proper path
Commit-ID:  c458a6206d2a8600934617ccf88ba7d3a030faba
Author: Jiri Olsa <>
AuthorDate: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:48:18 +0200
Committer: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
CommitDate: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:27:46 -0300

perf tools: Fix tracing_path_mount proper path

If there's no tracefs (RHEL7) support the tracing_path_mount
returns debugfs path which results in following fail:

# perf probe sys_write
kprobe_events file does not exist - please rebuild kernel with CONFIG_KPROBE_EVENTS.
Error: Failed to add events.

In tracing_path_debugfs_mount function we need to return the
'tracing' path instead of just the mount to make it work:

# perf probe sys_write
Added new event:
probe:sys_write (on sys_write)

You can now use it in all perf tools, such as:

perf record -e probe:sys_write -aR sleep 1

Adding the 'return tracing_path;' also to tracing_path_tracefs_mount
function just for consistency with tracing_path_debugfs_mount.

Upstream keeps working, because it has the tracefs support.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <>
Cc: Michael Petlan <>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <>
Fixes: 23773ca18b39 ("perf tools: Make perf aware of tracefs")
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
tools/lib/api/fs/tracing_path.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/lib/api/fs/tracing_path.c b/tools/lib/api/fs/tracing_path.c
index 120037496f77..5afb11b30fca 100644
--- a/tools/lib/api/fs/tracing_path.c
+++ b/tools/lib/api/fs/tracing_path.c
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ static const char *tracing_path_tracefs_mount(void)

__tracing_path_set("", mnt);

- return mnt;
+ return tracing_path;

static const char *tracing_path_debugfs_mount(void)
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ static const char *tracing_path_debugfs_mount(void)

__tracing_path_set("tracing/", mnt);

- return mnt;
+ return tracing_path;

const char *tracing_path_mount(void)
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