[PATCH 4.1 099/123] perf hists browser: Take the --comm, --dsos, etc filters into account

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sat Aug 08 2015 - 18:18:32 EST

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


From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit 9c0fa8dd3d58de8b688fda758eea1719949c7f0a upstream.

At some point:

commit 2c86c7ca7606
Author: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon Mar 17 18:18:54 2014 -0300

perf report: Merge al->filtered with hist_entry->filtered

We stopped dropping samples for things filtered via the --comms, --dsos,
--symbols, etc, i.e. things marked as filtered in the symbol resolution
routines (thread__find_addr_map(), perf_event__preprocess_sample(),

But then, in:

commit 268397cb2a47
Author: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue Apr 22 14:49:31 2014 +0900

perf top/tui: Update nr_entries properly after a filter is applied

We don't take into account entries that were filtered in
perf_event__preprocess_sample() and friends, which leads to
inconsistency in the browser seek routines, that expects the number of
hist_entry->filtered entries to match what it thinks is the number of
unfiltered, browsable entries.

So, for instance, when we do:

perf top --symbols ___non_existent_symbol___

the hist_browser__nr_entries() routine thinks there are no filters in
place, uses the hists->nr_entries but all entries are filtered, leading
to a segfault.

Tested with:

perf top --symbols malloc,free --percentage=relative

Freezing, by pressing 'f', at any time and doing the math on the
percentages ends up with 100%, ditto for:

perf top --dsos libpthread-2.20.so,libxul.so --percentage=relative

Both were segfaulting, all fixed now.

More work needed to do away with checking if filters are in place, we
should just use the nr_non_filtered_samples counter, no need to
conditionally use it or hists.nr_filter, as what the browser does is
just show unfiltered stuff. An audit of how it is being accounted is
needed, this is the minimal fix.

Reported-by: Michael Petlan <mpetlan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 268397cb2a47 ("perf top/tui: Update nr_entries properly after a filter is applied")
Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxx>
Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@xxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-6w01d5q97qk0d64kuojme5in@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

tools/perf/ui/browsers/hists.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/tools/perf/ui/browsers/hists.c
+++ b/tools/perf/ui/browsers/hists.c
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ static struct rb_node *hists__filter_ent

static bool hist_browser__has_filter(struct hist_browser *hb)
- return hists__has_filter(hb->hists) || hb->min_pcnt;
+ return hists__has_filter(hb->hists) || hb->min_pcnt || symbol_conf.has_filter;

static int hist_browser__get_folding(struct hist_browser *browser)

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