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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL 4.18 044/131] perf tools: Allow overriding MAX_NR_CPUS at compile time
From: Christophe Leroy <>

[ Upstream commit 21b8732eb4479b579bda9ee38e62b2c312c2a0e5 ]

After update of kernel, the perf tool doesn't run anymore on my 32MB RAM
powerpc board, but still runs on a 128MB RAM board:

~# strace perf
execve("/usr/sbin/perf", ["perf"], [/* 12 vars */]) = -1 ENOMEM (Cannot allocate memory)
--- SIGSEGV {si_signo=SIGSEGV, si_code=SI_KERNEL, si_addr=0} ---
+++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
Segmentation fault

objdump -x shows that .bss section has a huge size of 24Mbytes:

27 .bss 016baca8 101cebb8 101cebb8 001cd988 2**3

With especially the following objects having quite big size:

10205f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_cycles_stats
10345f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_stalled_cycles_front_stats
10485f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_stalled_cycles_back_stats
105c5f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_branches_stats
10705f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_cacherefs_stats
10845f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_l1_dcache_stats
10985f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_l1_icache_stats
10ac5f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_ll_cache_stats
10c05f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_itlb_cache_stats
10d45f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_dtlb_cache_stats
10e85f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_cycles_in_tx_stats
10fc5f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_transaction_stats
11105f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_elision_stats
11245f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_topdown_total_slots
11385f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_topdown_slots_retired
114c5f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_topdown_slots_issued
11605f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_topdown_fetch_bubbles
11745f80 l O .bss 00140000 runtime_topdown_recovery_bubbles

This is due to commit 4d255766d28b1 ("perf: Bump max number of cpus
to 1024"), because many tables are sized with MAX_NR_CPUS

This patch gives the opportunity to redefine MAX_NR_CPUS via


Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
tools/perf/perf.h | 2 ++
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/perf/perf.h b/tools/perf/perf.h
index d215714f48df..21bf7f5a3cf5 100644
--- a/tools/perf/perf.h
+++ b/tools/perf/perf.h
@@ -25,7 +25,9 @@ static inline unsigned long long rdclock(void)
return ts.tv_sec * 1000000000ULL + ts.tv_nsec;

+#ifndef MAX_NR_CPUS
#define MAX_NR_CPUS 1024

extern const char *input_name;
extern bool perf_host, perf_guest;
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