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Subject[PATCH 5.7 241/265] tracing/boottime: Fix kprobe multiple events
From: Sascha Ortmann <>

commit 20dc3847cc2fc886ee4eb9112e6e2fad9419b0c7 upstream.

Fix boottime kprobe events to report and abort after each failure when
adding probes.

As an example, when we try to set multiprobe kprobe events in
bootconfig like this:

ftrace.event.kprobes.vfsevents {
probes = "vfs_read $arg1 $arg2,,
!error! not reported;?", // leads to error
"vfs_write $arg1 $arg2"

This will not work as expected. After
commit da0f1f4167e3af69e ("tracing/boottime: Fix kprobe event API usage"),
the function trace_boot_add_kprobe_event will not produce any error
message when adding a probe fails at kprobe_event_gen_cmd_start.
Furthermore, we continue to add probes when kprobe_event_gen_cmd_end fails
(and kprobe_event_gen_cmd_start did not fail). In this case the function
even returns successfully when the last call to kprobe_event_gen_cmd_end
is successful.

The behaviour of reporting and aborting after failures is not

The function trace_boot_add_kprobe_event now reports each failure and
stops adding probes immediately.


Co-developed-by: Maximilian Werner <>
Fixes: da0f1f4167e3 ("tracing/boottime: Fix kprobe event API usage")
Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <>
Signed-off-by: Maximilian Werner <>
Signed-off-by: Sascha Ortmann <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
kernel/trace/trace_boot.c | 8 ++++++--
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_boot.c b/kernel/trace/trace_boot.c
index 9de29bb45a27f..fdc5abc00bf84 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/trace_boot.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace_boot.c
@@ -101,12 +101,16 @@ trace_boot_add_kprobe_event(struct xbc_node *node, const char *event)
kprobe_event_cmd_init(&cmd, buf, MAX_BUF_LEN);

ret = kprobe_event_gen_cmd_start(&cmd, event, val);
- if (ret)
+ if (ret) {
+ pr_err("Failed to generate probe: %s\n", buf);
+ }

ret = kprobe_event_gen_cmd_end(&cmd);
- if (ret)
+ if (ret) {
pr_err("Failed to add probe: %s\n", buf);
+ break;
+ }

return ret;
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