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Subject[PATCH] perf test: Fix test case Merge cpu map
Commit a2408a70368a ("perf evlist: Maintain evlist->all_cpus")
introduces a test case for cpumap merge operation, see functions
perf_cpu_map__merge() and test__cpu_map_merge().

The test case fails on s390 with this error message:
[root@m35lp76 perf]# ./perf test -Fvvvvv 52
52: Merge cpu map :
--- start ---
cpumask list: 1-2,4-5,7
perf: /root/linux/tools/include/linux/refcount.h:131:\
refcount_sub_and_test: Assertion `!(new > val)' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)
[root@m35lp76 perf]#

The root cause is in the function test__cpu_map_merge():
It creates two cpu_maps named 'a' and 'b':

struct perf_cpu_map *a = perf_cpu_map__new("4,2,1");
struct perf_cpu_map *b = perf_cpu_map__new("4,5,7");

and creates a third map named 'c' which is the result of
the merge of maps a and b:

struct perf_cpu_map *c = perf_cpu_map__merge(a, b);

After some verifaction of the merged cpu_map all three
of them are have their reference count reduced and are

perf_cpu_map__put(a); (1)

The release of perf_cpu_map__put(a) is wrong. The map
is already released and free'ed as part of the function

perf_cpu_map__merge(struct perf_cpu_map *orig,
| struct perf_cpu_map *other)
+--> perf_cpu_map__put(orig);
+--> cpu_map__delete(orig)

At the end perf_cpu_map_put() is called for map 'orig'
alias 'a' and since the reference count is 1, the map
is deleted, as can be seen by the following gdb trace:

(gdb) where
#0 tcache_put (tc_idx=0, chunk=0x156cc30) at malloc.c:2940
#1 _int_free (av=0x3fffd49ee80 <main_arena>, p=0x156cc30,
have_lock=<optimized out>) at malloc.c:4222
#2 0x00000000012d5e78 in cpu_map__delete (map=0x156cc40) at cpumap.c:31
#3 0x00000000012d5f7a in perf_cpu_map__put (map=0x156cc40) at cpumap.c:45
#4 0x00000000012d723a in perf_cpu_map__merge (orig=0x156cc40,
other=0x156cc60) at cpumap.c:343
#5 0x000000000110cdd0 in test__cpu_map_merge (
test=0x14ea6c8 <generic_tests+2856>, subtest=-1) at tests/cpumap.c:128

Thus the perf_cpu_map__put(a) (see (1) above) frees map 'a'
a second time and causes the failure. Fix this be removing that
function call.

Output after:
[root@m35lp76 perf]# ./perf test -Fvvvvv 52
52: Merge cpu map :
--- start ---
cpumask list: 1-2,4-5,7
---- end ----
Merge cpu map: Ok
[root@m35lp76 perf]#

Signed-off-by: Thomas Richter <>
tools/perf/tests/cpumap.c | 1 -
1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/tests/cpumap.c b/tools/perf/tests/cpumap.c
index 4ac56741ac5f..29c793ac7d10 100644
--- a/tools/perf/tests/cpumap.c
+++ b/tools/perf/tests/cpumap.c
@@ -131,7 +131,6 @@ int test__cpu_map_merge(struct test *test __maybe_unused, int subtest __maybe_un
TEST_ASSERT_VAL("failed to merge map: bad nr", c->nr == 5);
cpu_map__snprint(c, buf, sizeof(buf));
TEST_ASSERT_VAL("failed to merge map: bad result", !strcmp(buf, "1-2,4-5,7"));
- perf_cpu_map__put(a);
return 0;
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