[PATCH 4.20 084/127] perf tests ARM: Disable breakpoint tests 32-bit

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Jan 24 2019 - 14:42:37 EST

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


[ Upstream commit 24f967337f6d6bce931425769c0f5ff5cf2d212e ]

The breakpoint tests on the ARM 32-bit kernel are broken in several

The breakpoint length requested does not necessarily match whether the
function address has the Thumb bit (bit 0) set or not, and this does
matter to the ARM kernel hw_breakpoint infrastructure. See [1] for

[1]: https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/11/15/205

As Will indicated, the overflow handling would require single-stepping
which is not supported at the moment. Just disable those tests for the
ARM 32-bit platforms and update the comment above to explain these

Co-developed-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20181203191138.2419-1-f.fainelli@xxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
tools/perf/tests/bp_signal.c | 20 ++++++++++++++------
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/tests/bp_signal.c b/tools/perf/tests/bp_signal.c
index a467615c5a0e..910e25e64188 100644
--- a/tools/perf/tests/bp_signal.c
+++ b/tools/perf/tests/bp_signal.c
@@ -291,12 +291,20 @@ int test__bp_signal(struct test *test __maybe_unused, int subtest __maybe_unused

bool test__bp_signal_is_supported(void)
- * The powerpc so far does not have support to even create
- * instruction breakpoint using the perf event interface.
- * Once it's there we can release this.
- */
-#if defined(__powerpc__) || defined(__s390x__)
+ /*
+ * PowerPC and S390 do not support creation of instruction
+ * breakpoints using the perf_event interface.
+ *
+ * ARM requires explicit rounding down of the instruction
+ * pointer in Thumb mode, and then requires the single-step
+ * to be handled explicitly in the overflow handler to avoid
+ * stepping into the SIGIO handler and getting stuck on the
+ * breakpointed instruction.
+ *
+ * Just disable the test for these architectures until these
+ * issues are resolved.
+ */
+#if defined(__powerpc__) || defined(__s390x__) || defined(__arm__)
return false;
return true;