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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] perf ftrace: Fix the buffer size in __write_tracing_file
On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 10:15:10PM -0800, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:48:15PM +0800, Du, Changbin wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:55:27AM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > On Thu, Feb 08, 2018 at 04:13:20PM +0800, changbin.du@intel.com wrote:
> > > > From: Changbin Du <changbin.du@intel.com>
> > > >
> > > > The terminal character '\0' should take into account into size of the
> > > > string buffer. Without this fix, the '--graph-funcs', '--nograph-funcs'
> > > > and '--trace-funcs' options didn't work as expected when the <func>
> > > > doesn't exist. If usersapce writes a non-terminated string, the kernel
> > > > side will always return success but actually no filter applied.
> > > >
> > > > As discussed before, the kernel now support '\0' to mark the end of string:
> > > > https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/1/16/116
> > > >
> > > > After this fix in userspace, the perf will report correct error state. Also
> > > > let it print an error if reset_tracing_files() fails.
> > >
> > > But what about old kernels? IIRC there was an error with this change.
> > >
> > Yes, you're right. I can't find a good compitable change. So what is the compatibilty policy for perf?
> > If it must work with recent kernel, I think the only idea is leave as it was.
>
> It should support *both* of kernels. I suggest adding a space after
> function name. You can simply call write(fd, " ", 1) IMHO.
>
hmm, I see. I will try it later mabye tommorow. Thanks!

> Thanks,
> Namhyung
>
>
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > The problem:
> > > > $ sudo ./perf ftrace -a --graph-depth 1 --graph-funcs abcdefg
> > > > 0) 0.140 us | rcu_all_qs();
> > > > 3) 0.304 us | mutex_unlock();
> > > > 0) 0.153 us | find_vma();
> > > > 3) 0.088 us | __fsnotify_parent();
> > > > 0) 6.145 us | handle_mm_fault();
> > > > 3) 0.089 us | fsnotify();
> > > > 3) 0.161 us | __sb_end_write();
> > > > 3) 0.710 us | SyS_close();
> > > > 3) 7.848 us | exit_to_usermode_loop();
> > > >
> > > > On above example, I specified function filter 'abcdefg' but all functions
> > > > are enabled. The expected error is hidden.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Changbin Du <changbin.du@intel.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c | 6 ++++--
> > > > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c b/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c
> > > > index 25a42ac..a87e9b3 100644
> > > > --- a/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c
> > > > +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-ftrace.c
> > > > @@ -69,7 +69,7 @@ static int __write_tracing_file(const char *name, const char *val, bool append)
> > > > {
> > > > char *file;
> > > > int fd, ret = -1;
> > > > - ssize_t size = strlen(val);
> > > > + ssize_t size = strlen(val) + 1;
> > > > int flags = O_WRONLY;
> > > > char errbuf[512];
> > > >
> > > > @@ -280,8 +280,10 @@ static int __cmd_ftrace(struct perf_ftrace *ftrace, int argc, const char **argv)
> > > > signal(SIGCHLD, sig_handler);
> > > > signal(SIGPIPE, sig_handler);
> > > >
> > > > - if (reset_tracing_files(ftrace) < 0)
> > > > + if (reset_tracing_files(ftrace) < 0) {
> > > > + pr_err("failed to reset ftrace\n");
> > > > goto out;
> > > > + }
> > > >
> > > > /* reset ftrace buffer */
> > > > if (write_tracing_file("trace", "0") < 0)
> > > > --
> > > > 2.7.4
> > > >
> >
> > --
> > Thanks,
> > Changbin Du

--
Thanks,
Changbin Du

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