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Subject[GIT PULL 00/10] perf/core improvements and fixes
From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>

Hi Ingo,

Please consider pulling,

- Arnaldo

Test results at the end of this message, as usual.

The following changes since commit cf31b7dd51b542f9a9b2d0de416b5524dfdb1cf2:

Merge tag 'perf-core-for-mingo-4.14-20170814' of git:// into perf/core (2017-08-14 19:38:40 +0200)

are available in the git repository at:

git:// tags/perf-core-for-mingo-4.14-20170816

for you to fetch changes up to 35435cd06081d7db96bc617b65ba556f8e24340e:

perf test shell: Replace '|&' with '2>&1 |' to work with more shells (2017-08-16 16:23:26 -0300)

perf core improvements and fixes:

New features:

- Support exporting Intel PT data to sqlite3 with python perf scripts,
this is in addition to the postgresql support that was already there (Adrian Hunter)


- Handle perf tool builds with less features in perf shell tests, such
as those with NO_LIBDWARF=1 or even without 'perf probe' (Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo)

- Replace '|&' with '2>&1 |' to work with more shells in the just
introduced perf test shell harness (Kim Phillips)

Architecture related fixes:

- Fix endianness problem when loading parameters in the BPF prologue
generated by perf, noticed using 'perf test BPF' in s390x systems (Wang Nan, Thomas Richter)

Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>

Adrian Hunter (5):
perf scripts python: Fix missing call_path_id in export-to-postgresql script
perf scripts python: Fix query in
perf script python: Add support for exporting to sqlite3
perf script python: Rename to
perf script python: Add support for sqlite3 to

Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo (3):
perf tests shell: Remove duplicate skip_if_no_debuginfo() function
perf test shell: Check if 'perf probe' is available, skip tests if not
perf test shell vfs_getname: Skip for tools built with NO_LIBDWARF=1

Kim Phillips (1):
perf test shell: Replace '|&' with '2>&1 |' to work with more shells

Wang Nan (1):
perf bpf: Fix endianness problem when loading parameters in prologue

tools/perf/Documentation/intel-pt.txt | 6 +-
.../scripts/python/bin/export-to-sqlite-record | 8 +
.../scripts/python/bin/export-to-sqlite-report | 29 ++ =>} | 70 ++--
tools/perf/scripts/python/ | 5 +-
tools/perf/scripts/python/ | 451 +++++++++++++++++++++
tools/perf/tests/bpf-script-test-prologue.c | 4 +-
tools/perf/tests/shell/lib/ | 6 +
tools/perf/tests/shell/lib/ | 13 +-
tools/perf/tests/shell/ | 4 +
.../tests/shell/ | 4 +
.../perf/tests/shell/ | 5 +-
tools/perf/tests/shell/ | 4 +
tools/perf/util/bpf-prologue.c | 49 ++-
14 files changed, 611 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 tools/perf/scripts/python/bin/export-to-sqlite-record
create mode 100644 tools/perf/scripts/python/bin/export-to-sqlite-report
rename tools/perf/scripts/python/{ =>} (87%)
create mode 100644 tools/perf/scripts/python/
create mode 100644 tools/perf/tests/shell/lib/

Test results:

The first ones are container (docker) based builds of tools/perf with and
without libelf support, objtool where it is supported and samples/bpf/, ditto.
Where clang is available, it is also used to build perf with/without libelf.

Several are cross builds, the ones with -x-ARCH, and the android one, and those
may not have all the features built, due to lack of multi-arch devel packages,
available and being used so far on just a few, like

The 'perf test' one will perform a variety of tests exercising
tools/perf/util/, tools/lib/{bpf,traceevent,etc}, as well as run perf
commands with a variety of command line event specifications to then
intercept the sys_perf_event syscall to check that the perf_event_attr
fields are set up as expected, among a variety of other unit tests.

The 'perf test' also runs shell scripts exercising the tools, checking
if they affect the system in certain ways, like setting up kprobes and
uprobes, request callchains for well known programs and check that they
are the expected ones, see if 'perf trace' beautifies system call
arguments correctly, etc.

Additionally, a new set of tests, script based, runs the tools in a live system,
setting probes in place that then gets used by 'perf trace', with its output
compared against expected results.

Then there is the 'make -C tools/perf build-test' ones, that build tools/perf/
with a variety of feature sets, exercising the build with an incomplete set of
features as well as with a complete one. It is planned to have it run on each
of the containers mentioned above, using some container orchestration
infrastructure. Get in contact if interested in helping having this in place.

# dm
1 alpine:3.4: Ok
2 alpine:3.5: Ok
3 alpine:3.6: Ok
4 alpine:edge: Ok
5 android-ndk:r12b-arm: Ok
6 archlinux:latest: Ok
7 centos:5: Ok
8 centos:6: Ok
9 centos:7: Ok
10 debian:7: Ok
11 debian:8: Ok
12 debian:9: Ok
13 debian:experimental: Ok
14 debian:experimental-x-arm64: Ok
15 debian:experimental-x-mips: Ok
16 debian:experimental-x-mips64: Ok
17 debian:experimental-x-mipsel: Ok
18 fedora:20: Ok
19 fedora:21: Ok
20 fedora:22: Ok
21 fedora:23: Ok
22 fedora:24: Ok
23 fedora:24-x-ARC-uClibc: Ok
24 fedora:25: Ok
25 fedora:26: Ok
26 fedora:rawhide: Ok
27 mageia:5: Ok
28 opensuse:13.2: Ok
29 opensuse:42.1: Ok
30 opensuse:42.2: Ok
31 opensuse:tumbleweed: Ok
32 oraclelinux:6: Ok
33 oraclelinux:7: Ok
34 ubuntu:12.04.5: Ok
35 ubuntu:14.04.4: Ok
36 ubuntu:14.04.4-x-linaro-arm64: Ok
37 ubuntu:15.10: Ok
38 ubuntu:16.04: Ok
39 ubuntu:16.04-x-arm: Ok
40 ubuntu:16.04-x-arm64: Ok
41 ubuntu:16.04-x-powerpc: Ok
42 ubuntu:16.04-x-powerpc64: Ok
43 ubuntu:16.04-x-powerpc64el: Ok
44 ubuntu:16.04-x-s390: Ok
45 ubuntu:16.10: Ok
46 ubuntu:17.04: Ok
47 ubuntu:17.10: Ok

# uname -a
Linux jouet 4.13.0-rc4+ #2 SMP Fri Aug 11 12:39:09 -03 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
# perf test
1: vmlinux symtab matches kallsyms : Ok
2: Detect openat syscall event : Ok
3: Detect openat syscall event on all cpus : Ok
4: Read samples using the mmap interface : Ok
5: Parse event definition strings : Ok
6: Simple expression parser : Ok
7: PERF_RECORD_* events & perf_sample fields : Ok
8: Parse perf pmu format : Ok
9: DSO data read : Ok
10: DSO data cache : Ok
11: DSO data reopen : Ok
12: Roundtrip evsel->name : Ok
13: Parse sched tracepoints fields : Ok
14: syscalls:sys_enter_openat event fields : Ok
15: Setup struct perf_event_attr : Ok
16: Match and link multiple hists : Ok
17: 'import perf' in python : Ok
18: Breakpoint overflow signal handler : Ok
19: Breakpoint overflow sampling : Ok
20: Number of exit events of a simple workload : Ok
21: Software clock events period values : Ok
22: Object code reading : Ok
23: Sample parsing : Ok
24: Use a dummy software event to keep tracking : Ok
25: Parse with no sample_id_all bit set : Ok
26: Filter hist entries : Ok
27: Lookup mmap thread : Ok
28: Share thread mg : Ok
29: Sort output of hist entries : Ok
30: Cumulate child hist entries : Ok
31: Track with sched_switch : Ok
32: Filter fds with revents mask in a fdarray : Ok
33: Add fd to a fdarray, making it autogrow : Ok
34: kmod_path__parse : Ok
35: Thread map : Ok
36: LLVM search and compile :
36.1: Basic BPF llvm compile : Ok
36.2: kbuild searching : Ok
36.3: Compile source for BPF prologue generation : Ok
36.4: Compile source for BPF relocation : Ok
37: Session topology : Ok
38: BPF filter :
38.1: Basic BPF filtering : Ok
38.2: BPF pinning : Ok
38.3: BPF prologue generation : Ok
38.4: BPF relocation checker : Ok
39: Synthesize thread map : Ok
40: Remove thread map : Ok
41: Synthesize cpu map : Ok
42: Synthesize stat config : Ok
43: Synthesize stat : Ok
44: Synthesize stat round : Ok
45: Synthesize attr update : Ok
46: Event times : Ok
47: Read backward ring buffer : Ok
48: Print cpu map : Ok
49: Probe SDT events : Ok
50: is_printable_array : Ok
51: Print bitmap : Ok
52: perf hooks : Ok
53: builtin clang support : Skip (not compiled in)
54: unit_number__scnprintf : Ok
55: x86 rdpmc : Ok
56: Convert perf time to TSC : Ok
57: DWARF unwind : Ok
58: x86 instruction decoder - new instructions : Ok
59: Intel cqm nmi context read : Skip
60: Use vfs_getname probe to get syscall args filenames : Ok
61: probe libc's inet_pton & backtrace it with ping : Ok
62: Check open filename arg using perf trace + vfs_getname: Ok
63: Add vfs_getname probe to get syscall args filenames : Ok

$ make -C tools/perf build-test
make: Entering directory '/home/acme/git/linux/tools/perf'
- tarpkg: ./tests/perf-targz-src-pkg .
make_no_libelf_O: make NO_LIBELF=1
make_clean_all_O: make clean all
make_tags_O: make tags
make_perf_o_O: make perf.o
make_util_map_o_O: make util/map.o
make_install_bin_O: make install-bin
make_doc_O: make doc
make_no_demangle_O: make NO_DEMANGLE=1
make_no_libdw_dwarf_unwind_O: make NO_LIBDW_DWARF_UNWIND=1
make_install_prefix_slash_O: make install prefix=/tmp/krava/
make_with_babeltrace_O: make LIBBABELTRACE=1
make_no_backtrace_O: make NO_BACKTRACE=1
make_no_libperl_O: make NO_LIBPERL=1
make_no_libaudit_O: make NO_LIBAUDIT=1
make_install_prefix_O: make install prefix=/tmp/krava
make_no_libbionic_O: make NO_LIBBIONIC=1
make_no_auxtrace_O: make NO_AUXTRACE=1
make_no_libpython_O: make NO_LIBPYTHON=1
make_debug_O: make DEBUG=1
make_no_libbpf_O: make NO_LIBBPF=1
make_no_newt_O: make NO_NEWT=1
make_with_clangllvm_O: make LIBCLANGLLVM=1
make_no_gtk2_O: make NO_GTK2=1
make_no_scripts_O: make NO_LIBPYTHON=1 NO_LIBPERL=1
make_pure_O: make
make_no_ui_O: make NO_NEWT=1 NO_SLANG=1 NO_GTK2=1
make_no_slang_O: make NO_SLANG=1
make_install_O: make install
make_no_libnuma_O: make NO_LIBNUMA=1
make_util_pmu_bison_o_O: make util/pmu-bison.o
make_help_O: make help
make_no_libunwind_O: make NO_LIBUNWIND=1
make: Leaving directory '/home/acme/git/linux/tools/perf'

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