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Subject[PATCH 03/12] perf test: Adapt test case for s390
From: Thomas Richter <>

perf test case 58 ( executed on s390x
using kernel 4.16.0rc3 displays this result:

# perf trace --no-syscalls -e probe_libc:inet_pton/call-graph=dwarf/ ping -6 -c 1 ::1
probe_libc:inet_pton: (3ffa0240448)
__GI___inet_pton (/usr/lib64/
gaih_inet (inlined)
__GI_getaddrinfo (inlined)
main (/usr/bin/ping)
__libc_start_main (/usr/lib64/
_start (/usr/bin/ping)

After I installed kernel 4.16.0 the same tests uses commands:

# perf record -e probe_libc:inet_pton/call-graph=dwarf/
-o /tmp/ ping -6 -c 1 ::1
# perf script -i /tmp/

and displays:

ping 39048 [006] 84230.381198: probe_libc:inet_pton: (3ffa0240448)
140448 __GI___inet_pton (/usr/lib64/
fbde1 gaih_inet (inlined)
fe2b9 __GI_getaddrinfo (inlined)
398d main (/usr/bin/ping)

Nothing else changed including glibc elfutils and other libraries picked
up by the build.

The entries for __libc_start_main and _start are missing.

I bisected missing __libc_start_main and _start to commit

Fixes: 3d20c6246690 ("perf unwind: Unwind with libdw doesn't take symfs into account")

When I undo this commit I get this call stack on s390:
[root@s35lp76 perf]# ./perf script -i /tmp/
ping 39048 [006] 84230.381198: probe_libc:inet_pton: (3ffa0240448)
140448 __GI___inet_pton (/usr/lib64/
fbde1 gaih_inet (inlined)
fe2b9 __GI_getaddrinfo (inlined)
398d main (/usr/bin/ping)
22fbd __libc_start_main (/usr/lib64/
457b _start (/usr/bin/ping)

Looks like dwarf functions dwfl_xxx create different call back stack
trace when using file /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/ping-20161105-7.fc27.s390x.debug
instead of file /usr/bin/ping.

Fix this test case on s390 and do not expect any call back stack entry
after the main() function. Also be more robust and accept a leading
__GI_ prefix in front of getaddrinfo.

On x86 this test case shows the same call stack using both kernel
versions 4.16.0rc3 and 4.16.0 and also stops at main:

[root@f27 perf]# ./perf script -i /tmp/
ping 4446 [000] 172.027088: probe_libc:inet_pton: (7fdfa08c93c0)
1393c0 __GI___inet_pton (/usr/lib64/
fe60d getaddrinfo (/usr/lib64/
2f40 main (/usr/bin/ping)
[root@f27 perf]#

Signed-off-by: Thomas Richter <>
Reviewed-by: Hendrik Brueckner <>
Cc: Heiko Carstens <>
Cc: Martin Schwidefsky <>
Cc: Martin Vuille <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
tools/perf/tests/shell/ | 6 ++----
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/tests/shell/ b/tools/perf/tests/shell/
index 1ecc1f0ff84a..016882dbbc16 100755
--- a/tools/perf/tests/shell/
+++ b/tools/perf/tests/shell/
@@ -19,12 +19,10 @@ trace_libc_inet_pton_backtrace() {
case "$(uname -m)" in
- eventattr='call-graph=dwarf'
+ eventattr='call-graph=dwarf,max-stack=4'
- expected[3]="__GI_getaddrinfo[[:space:]]\($libc|inlined\)$"
+ expected[3]="(__GI_)?getaddrinfo[[:space:]]\($libc|inlined\)$"
- expected[5]="__libc_start_main[[:space:]]\($libc\)$"
- expected[6]="_start[[:space:]]\(.*/bin/ping.*\)$"
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