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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf c2c: Fix sorting.
On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 09:00:41AM -0800, Andres Freund wrote:

SNIP

> > > tools/perf/builtin-c2c.c | 10 ++++++----
> > > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-c2c.c b/tools/perf/builtin-c2c.c
> > > index e69f44941aad..f2e9d2b1b913 100644
> > > --- a/tools/perf/builtin-c2c.c
> > > +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-c2c.c
> > > @@ -595,8 +595,8 @@ tot_hitm_cmp(struct perf_hpp_fmt *fmt __maybe_unused,
> > > {
> > > struct c2c_hist_entry *c2c_left;
> > > struct c2c_hist_entry *c2c_right;
> > > - unsigned int tot_hitm_left;
> > > - unsigned int tot_hitm_right;
> > > + uint64_t tot_hitm_left;
> > > + uint64_t tot_hitm_right;
> >
> > that change looks right, but I can't see how that could
> > happened because of change in Fixes: tag
> >
> > was the return statement of this function:
> >
> > return tot_hitm_left - tot_hitm_right;
> >
> > considered to be 'unsigned int' and then converted to int64_t,
> > which would treat negative 'unsigned int' as big positive 'int64_t'?
>
> Correct. So e.g. when comparing 1 and 2 tot_hitm, we'd get (int64_t)
> UINT_MAX as a result, which is obviously wrong. However, due to
> hist_entry__sort() returning int at the time, this was masked, as the
> int64_t was cast to int. Thereby again yielding a negative number for
> the comparisons of hist_entry__sort()'s result. After
> hist_entry__sort() was fixed however, there never could be negative
> return values (but 0's are possible) of hist_entry__sort() for c2c.

I see.. ok

Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>

thanks,
jirka

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