[PATCH 4.14 18/49] perf intel-pt: Fix timestamp following overflow

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Apr 17 2018 - 12:06:16 EST

4.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@xxxxxxxxx>

commit 91d29b288aed3406caf7c454bf2b898c96cfd177 upstream.

timestamp_insn_cnt is used to estimate the timestamp based on the number of
instructions since the last known timestamp.

If the estimate is not accurate enough decoding might not be correctly
synchronized with side-band events causing more trace errors.

However there are always timestamps following an overflow, so the
estimate is not needed and can indeed result in more errors.

Suppress the estimate by setting timestamp_insn_cnt to zero.

Signed-off-by: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1520431349-30689-5-git-send-email-adrian.hunter@xxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

tools/perf/util/intel-pt-decoder/intel-pt-decoder.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/tools/perf/util/intel-pt-decoder/intel-pt-decoder.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/intel-pt-decoder/intel-pt-decoder.c
@@ -1378,6 +1378,7 @@ static int intel_pt_overflow(struct inte
decoder->have_tma = false;
decoder->cbr = 0;
+ decoder->timestamp_insn_cnt = 0;
decoder->pkt_state = INTEL_PT_STATE_ERR_RESYNC;
decoder->overflow = true;
return -EOVERFLOW;