[PATCH 4.9 79/96] perf symbols: Filter out hidden symbols from labels

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Mar 12 2019 - 13:23:16 EST

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


[ Upstream commit 59a17706915fe5ea6f711e1f92d4fb706bce07fe ]

When perf is built with the annobin plugin (RHEL8 build) extra symbols
are added to its binary:

# nm perf | grep annobin | head -10
0000000000241100 t .annobin_annotate.c
0000000000326490 t .annobin_annotate.c
0000000000249255 t .annobin_annotate.c_end
00000000003283a8 t .annobin_annotate.c_end
00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.hot
00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.hot
00000000001bc3e2 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.unlikely
00000000001bc400 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.unlikely
00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c.hot
00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c.hot

Those symbols have no use for report or annotation and should be
skipped. Moreover they interfere with the DWARF unwind test on the PPC
arch, where they are mixed with checked symbols and then the test fails:

# perf test dwarf -v
59: Test dwarf unwind :
--- start ---
test child forked, pid 8515
unwind: .annobin_dwarf_unwind.c:ip = 0x10dba40dc (0x2740dc)
got: .annobin_dwarf_unwind.c 0x10dba40dc, expecting test__arch_unwind_sample
unwind: failed with 'no error'

The annobin symbols are defined as NOTYPE/LOCAL/HIDDEN:

# readelf -s ./perf | grep annobin | head -1
40: 00000000001bce4f 0 NOTYPE LOCAL HIDDEN 13 .annobin_init.c

They can still pass the check for the label symbol. Adding check for
HIDDEN and INTERNAL (as suggested by Nick below) visibility and filter
out such symbols.

> Just to be awkward, if you are going to ignore STV_HIDDEN
> symbols then you should probably also ignore STV_INTERNAL ones
> as well... Annobin does not generate them, but you never know,
> one day some other tool might create some.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Michael Petlan <mpetlan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Nick Clifton <nickc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190128133526.GD15461@krava
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@xxxxxxxxxx>
tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c | 9 ++++++++-
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c b/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c
index adbc6c02c3aa..20ba5a9aeae4 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c
@@ -85,6 +85,11 @@ static inline uint8_t elf_sym__type(const GElf_Sym *sym)
return GELF_ST_TYPE(sym->st_info);

+static inline uint8_t elf_sym__visibility(const GElf_Sym *sym)
+ return GELF_ST_VISIBILITY(sym->st_other);
#define STT_GNU_IFUNC 10
@@ -109,7 +114,9 @@ static inline int elf_sym__is_label(const GElf_Sym *sym)
return elf_sym__type(sym) == STT_NOTYPE &&
sym->st_name != 0 &&
sym->st_shndx != SHN_UNDEF &&
- sym->st_shndx != SHN_ABS;
+ sym->st_shndx != SHN_ABS &&
+ elf_sym__visibility(sym) != STV_HIDDEN &&
+ elf_sym__visibility(sym) != STV_INTERNAL;

static bool elf_sym__is_a(GElf_Sym *sym, enum map_type type)