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authorMilian Wolff <milian.wolff@kdab.com>2017-05-24 15:21:25 +0900
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2017-05-24 08:41:48 +0200
commit1982ad48fc82c284a5cc55697a012d3357e84d01 (patch)
tree9d8564f721fb767c8b55bd80d33d03af343a9a5f /tools
parentb21cc97810932a551f7aac46f0b89c469c828b3f (diff)
perf report: Fix off-by-one for non-activation frames
As the documentation for dwfl_frame_pc says, frames that are no activation frames need to have their program counter decremented by one to properly find the function of the caller. This fixes many cases where perf report currently attributes the cost to the next line. I.e. I have code like this: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #include <thread> #include <chrono> using namespace std; int main() { this_thread::sleep_for(chrono::milliseconds(1000)); this_thread::sleep_for(chrono::milliseconds(100)); this_thread::sleep_for(chrono::milliseconds(10)); return 0; } ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now compile and record it: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ g++ -std=c++11 -g -O2 test.cpp echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/sched_schedstats perf record \ --event sched:sched_stat_sleep \ --event sched:sched_process_exit \ --event sched:sched_switch --call-graph=dwarf \ --output perf.data.raw \ ./a.out echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/sched_schedstats perf inject --sched-stat --input perf.data.raw --output perf.data ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Before this patch, the report clearly shows the off-by-one issue. Most notably, the last sleep invocation is incorrectly attributed to the "return 0;" line: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Overhead Source:Line ........ ........... 100.00% core.c:0 | ---__schedule core.c:0 schedule do_nanosleep hrtimer.c:0 hrtimer_nanosleep sys_nanosleep entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath .tmp_entry_64.o:0 __nanosleep_nocancel .:0 std::this_thread::sleep_for<long, std::ratio<1l, 1000l> > thread:323 | |--90.08%--main test.cpp:9 | __libc_start_main | _start | |--9.01%--main test.cpp:10 | __libc_start_main | _start | --0.91%--main test.cpp:13 __libc_start_main _start ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With this patch here applied, the issue is fixed. The report becomes much more usable: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Overhead Source:Line ........ ........... 100.00% core.c:0 | ---__schedule core.c:0 schedule do_nanosleep hrtimer.c:0 hrtimer_nanosleep sys_nanosleep entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath .tmp_entry_64.o:0 __nanosleep_nocancel .:0 std::this_thread::sleep_for<long, std::ratio<1l, 1000l> > thread:323 | |--90.08%--main test.cpp:8 | __libc_start_main | _start | |--9.01%--main test.cpp:9 | __libc_start_main | _start | --0.91%--main test.cpp:10 __libc_start_main _start ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Similarly it works for signal frames: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ __noinline void bar(void) { volatile long cnt = 0; for (cnt = 0; cnt < 100000000; cnt++); } __noinline void foo(void) { bar(); } void sig_handler(int sig) { foo(); } int main(void) { signal(SIGUSR1, sig_handler); raise(SIGUSR1); foo(); return 0; } ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Before, the report wrongly points to `signal.c:29` after raise(): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ $ perf report --stdio --no-children -g srcline -s srcline ... 100.00% signal.c:11 | ---bar signal.c:11 | |--50.49%--main signal.c:29 | __libc_start_main | _start | --49.51%--0x33a8f raise .:0 main signal.c:29 __libc_start_main _start ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With this patch in, the issue is fixed and we instead get: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 100.00% signal signal [.] bar | ---bar signal.c:11 | |--50.49%--main signal.c:29 | __libc_start_main | _start | --49.51%--0x33a8f raise .:0 main signal.c:27 __libc_start_main _start ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Note how this patch fixes this issue for both unwinding methods, i.e. both dwfl and libunwind. The former case is straight-forward thanks to dwfl_frame_pc(). For libunwind, we replace the functionality via unw_is_signal_frame() for any but the very first frame. Signed-off-by: Milian Wolff <milian.wolff@kdab.com> Signed-off-by: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@kernel.org> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org> Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Yao Jin <yao.jin@linux.intel.com> Cc: kernel-team@lge.com Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170524062129.32529-4-namhyung@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools')
-rw-r--r--tools/perf/util/unwind-libdw.c6
-rw-r--r--tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind-local.c11
2 files changed, 16 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/unwind-libdw.c b/tools/perf/util/unwind-libdw.c
index f90e11a555b2..943a06291587 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/unwind-libdw.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/unwind-libdw.c
@@ -168,12 +168,16 @@ frame_callback(Dwfl_Frame *state, void *arg)
{
struct unwind_info *ui = arg;
Dwarf_Addr pc;
+ bool isactivation;
- if (!dwfl_frame_pc(state, &pc, NULL)) {
+ if (!dwfl_frame_pc(state, &pc, &isactivation)) {
pr_err("%s", dwfl_errmsg(-1));
return DWARF_CB_ABORT;
}
+ if (!isactivation)
+ --pc;
+
return entry(pc, ui) || !(--ui->max_stack) ?
DWARF_CB_ABORT : DWARF_CB_OK;
}
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind-local.c b/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind-local.c
index f8455bed6e65..672c2ada9357 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind-local.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind-local.c
@@ -692,6 +692,17 @@ static int get_entries(struct unwind_info *ui, unwind_entry_cb_t cb,
while (!ret && (unw_step(&c) > 0) && i < max_stack) {
unw_get_reg(&c, UNW_REG_IP, &ips[i]);
+
+ /*
+ * Decrement the IP for any non-activation frames.
+ * this is required to properly find the srcline
+ * for caller frames.
+ * See also the documentation for dwfl_frame_pc(),
+ * which this code tries to replicate.
+ */
+ if (unw_is_signal_frame(&c) <= 0)
+ --ips[i];
+
++i;
}

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