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Subject[PATCH 5.10 100/105] tracing/histogram: Fix sorting on old "cpu" value
From: Steven Rostedt (Google) <>

commit 1d1898f65616c4601208963c3376c1d828cbf2c7 upstream.

When trying to add a histogram against an event with the "cpu" field, it
was impossible due to "cpu" being a keyword to key off of the running CPU.
So to fix this, it was changed to "common_cpu" to match the other generic
fields (like "common_pid"). But since some scripts used "cpu" for keying
off of the CPU (for events that did not have "cpu" as a field, which is
most of them), a backward compatibility trick was added such that if "cpu"
was used as a key, and the event did not have "cpu" as a field name, then
it would fallback and switch over to "common_cpu".

This fix has a couple of subtle bugs. One was that when switching over to
"common_cpu", it did not change the field name, it just set a flag. But
the code still found a "cpu" field. The "cpu" field is used for filtering
and is returned when the event does not have a "cpu" field.

This was found by:

# cd /sys/kernel/tracing
# echo hist:key=cpu,pid:sort=cpu > events/sched/sched_wakeup/trigger
# cat events/sched/sched_wakeup/hist

Which showed the histogram unsorted:

{ cpu: 19, pid: 1175 } hitcount: 1
{ cpu: 6, pid: 239 } hitcount: 2
{ cpu: 23, pid: 1186 } hitcount: 14
{ cpu: 12, pid: 249 } hitcount: 2
{ cpu: 3, pid: 994 } hitcount: 5

Instead of hard coding the "cpu" checks, take advantage of the fact that
trace_event_field_field() returns a special field for "cpu" and "CPU" if
the event does not have "cpu" as a field. This special field has the
"filter_type" of "FILTER_CPU". Check that to test if the returned field is
of the CPU type instead of doing the string compare.

Also, fix the sorting bug by testing for the hist_field flag of
HIST_FIELD_FL_CPU when setting up the sort routine. Otherwise it will use
the special CPU field to know what compare routine to use, and since that
special field does not have a size, it returns tracing_map_cmp_none.

Fixes: 1e3bac71c505 ("tracing/histogram: Rename "cpu" to "common_cpu"")
Reported-by: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt (Google) <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/trace_events_hist.c
@@ -1985,9 +1985,9 @@ parse_field(struct hist_trigger_data *hi
* For backward compatibility, if field_name
* was "cpu", then we treat this the same as
- * common_cpu.
+ * common_cpu. This also works for "CPU".
- if (strcmp(field_name, "cpu") == 0) {
+ if (field && field->filter_type == FILTER_CPU) {
*flags |= HIST_FIELD_FL_CPU;
} else {
@@ -4365,7 +4365,7 @@ static int create_tracing_map_fields(str

if (hist_field->flags & HIST_FIELD_FL_STACKTRACE)
cmp_fn = tracing_map_cmp_none;
- else if (!field)
+ else if (!field || hist_field->flags & HIST_FIELD_FL_CPU)
cmp_fn = tracing_map_cmp_num(hist_field->size,
else if (is_string_field(field))

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