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Subject[PATCH] perf build: Build error in libbpf with EXTRA_CFLAGS="-Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -O2"
commit a5b8bd47dcc57 ("bpf tools: Collect eBPF programs from their own sections")

cause a compiler error when building the perf tool in the linux-next tree.
I compile it using a FEDORA 28 installation, my gcc compiler version:
gcc (GCC) 8.0.1 20180324 (Red Hat 8.0.1-0.20)

Here is the error message:

[root@p23lp27] # make V=1 EXTRA_CFLAGS="-Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -O2"
make -f /home6/tmricht/linux-next/tools/build/
dir=./util/scripting-engines obj=libperf
libbpf.c: In function ‘bpf_object__elf_collect’:
libbpf.c:811:15: error: ignoring return value of ‘strerror_r’,
declared with attribute warn_unused_result [-Werror=unused-result]
strerror_r(-err, errmsg, sizeof(errmsg));
cc1: all warnings being treated as errors
mv: cannot stat './.libbpf.o.tmp': No such file or directory
/home6/tmricht/linux-next/tools/build/ recipe for target 'libbpf.o' failed

Fix this by using strerror_r return value in pr_warning statement.
Also fixes a possible initialization issue.

Cc: Wang Nan <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Richter <>
tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c b/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c
index 955f8eafbf41..c70785ea903c 100644
--- a/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c
+++ b/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c
@@ -808,9 +808,9 @@ static int bpf_object__elf_collect(struct bpf_object *obj)
if (err) {
char errmsg[STRERR_BUFSIZE];

- strerror_r(-err, errmsg, sizeof(errmsg));
pr_warning("failed to alloc program %s (%s): %s",
- name, obj->path, errmsg);
+ name, obj->path,
+ strerror_r(-err, errmsg, sizeof(errmsg)));
} else if (sh.sh_type == SHT_REL) {
void *reloc = obj->efile.reloc;
@@ -2334,7 +2334,7 @@ bpf_perf_event_read_simple(void *mem, unsigned long size,
__u64 data_tail = header->data_tail;
__u64 data_head = header->data_head;
void *base, *begin, *end;
- int ret;
+ int ret = 0;

asm volatile("" ::: "memory"); /* in real code it should be smp_rmb() */
if (data_head == data_tail)
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