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Subject[tip:perf/urgent] perf intel-pt: Fix occasional decoding errors when tracing system-wide
Commit-ID:  3d918fb13abdbeca7947578f5d7e426eafad7f5e
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/3d918fb13abdbeca7947578f5d7e426eafad7f5e
Author: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
AuthorDate: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:23:04 +0300
Committer: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
CommitDate: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:11:18 -0300

perf intel-pt: Fix occasional decoding errors when tracing system-wide

In order to successfully decode Intel PT traces, context switch events
are needed from the moment the trace starts. Currently that is ensured
by using the 'immediate' flag which enables the switch event when it is
opened.

However, since commit 86c2786994bd ("perf intel-pt: Add support for
PERF_RECORD_SWITCH") that might not always happen. When tracing
system-wide the context switch event is added to the tracking event
which was not set as 'immediate'. Change that so it is.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.4+
Fixes: 86c2786994bd ("perf intel-pt: Add support for PERF_RECORD_SWITCH")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1471245784-22580-1-git-send-email-adrian.hunter@intel.com
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
---
tools/perf/arch/x86/util/intel-pt.c | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/x86/util/intel-pt.c b/tools/perf/arch/x86/util/intel-pt.c
index fb51457..a2412e9 100644
--- a/tools/perf/arch/x86/util/intel-pt.c
+++ b/tools/perf/arch/x86/util/intel-pt.c
@@ -501,7 +501,7 @@ static int intel_pt_recording_options(struct auxtrace_record *itr,
struct intel_pt_recording *ptr =
container_of(itr, struct intel_pt_recording, itr);
struct perf_pmu *intel_pt_pmu = ptr->intel_pt_pmu;
- bool have_timing_info;
+ bool have_timing_info, need_immediate = false;
struct perf_evsel *evsel, *intel_pt_evsel = NULL;
const struct cpu_map *cpus = evlist->cpus;
bool privileged = geteuid() == 0 || perf_event_paranoid() < 0;
@@ -655,6 +655,7 @@ static int intel_pt_recording_options(struct auxtrace_record *itr,
ptr->have_sched_switch = 3;
} else {
opts->record_switch_events = true;
+ need_immediate = true;
if (cpu_wide)
ptr->have_sched_switch = 3;
else
@@ -700,6 +701,9 @@ static int intel_pt_recording_options(struct auxtrace_record *itr,
tracking_evsel->attr.freq = 0;
tracking_evsel->attr.sample_period = 1;

+ if (need_immediate)
+ tracking_evsel->immediate = true;
+
/* In per-cpu case, always need the time of mmap events etc */
if (!cpu_map__empty(cpus)) {
perf_evsel__set_sample_bit(tracking_evsel, TIME);
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