perf/core improvements and fixes:


  Stephane Eranian :

  - Restore mmap record type correctly when handling PERF_RECORD_MMAP2
    events, as the same template is used for all the threads interested
    in mmap events, some may want just PERF_RECORD_MMAP, while some
    may want the extra info in MMAP2 records.

perf probe:

  Adrian Hunter:

  - Fix getting the kernel map, because since changes related to x86 PTI
    entry trampolines handling, there are more than one kernel map.

perf script:

  Andi Kleen:

  - Support insn output for normal samples, i.e.:

    perf script -F ip,sym,insn --xed

    Will fetch the sample IP from the thread address space and feed it
    to Intel's XED disassembler, producing lines such as:

      ffffffffa4068804 native_write_msr            wrmsr
      ffffffffa415b95e __hrtimer_next_event_base   movq  0x18(%rax), %rdx

    That match 'perf annotate's output.

  - Make the --cpu filter apply to  PERF_RECORD_COMM/FORK/... events, in
    addition to PERF_RECORD_SAMPLE.

perf report:

  - Add a new --samples option to save a small random number of samples
    per hist entry, using a reservoir technique to select a representative
    number of samples.

    Then allow browsing the samples using 'perf script' as part of the hist
    entry context menu. This automatically adds the right filters, so only
    the thread or CPU of the sample is displayed. Then we use less' search
    functionality to directly jump to the time stamp of the selected sample.

    It uses different menus for assembler and source display.  Assembler
    needs xed installed and source needs debuginfo.

  - Fix the UI browser scripts pop up menu when there are many scripts

perf report:

  Andi Kleen:

  - Add 'time' sort option. E.g.:

    % perf report --sort time,overhead,symbol --time-quantum 1ms --stdio
         0.67%  277061.87300  [.] _dl_start
         0.50%  277061.87300  [.] f1
         0.50%  277061.87300  [.] f2
         0.33%  277061.87300  [.] main
         0.29%  277061.87300  [.] _dl_lookup_symbol_x
         0.29%  277061.87300  [.] dl_main
         0.29%  277061.87300  [.] do_lookup_x
         0.17%  277061.87300  [.] _dl_debug_initialize
         0.17%  277061.87300  [.] _dl_init_paths
         0.08%  277061.87300  [.] check_match
         0.04%  277061.87300  [.] _dl_count_modids
         1.33%  277061.87400  [.] f1
         1.33%  277061.87400  [.] f2
         1.33%  277061.87400  [.] main
         1.17%  277061.87500  [.] main
         1.08%  277061.87500  [.] f1
         1.08%  277061.87500  [.] f2
         1.00%  277061.87600  [.] main
         0.83%  277061.87600  [.] f1
         0.83%  277061.87600  [.] f2
         1.00%  277061.87700  [.] main

tools headers:

  Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo:

  - Update x86's syscall_64.tbl, no change in tools/perf behaviour.

  -  Sync copies asm-generic/unistd.h and linux/in with the kernel sources.

perf data:

  Jiri Olsa:

  - Prep work to support having stored as a directory, with one
    file per CPU, that ultimately will allow having one ring buffer reading
    thread per CPU.

Vendor events:

  Martin Liška:

  - perf PMU events for AMD Family 17h.

perf script python:

  Tony Jones:

  - Add python3 support for the remaining Intel PT related scripts, with
    these we should have a clean build of perf with python3 while still
    supporting the build with python2.


  Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo:

  - Fix the build on uCLibc, adding the missing stdarg.h since we use
    va_list in one typedef.

Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>

tools lib bpf: Fix the build by adding a missing stdarg.h include

The libbpf_print_fn_t typedef uses va_list without including the header
where that type is defined, stdarg.h, breaking in places where we're
unlucky for that type not to be already defined by some previously
included header.

Noticed while building on fedora 24 cross building tools/perf to the ARC
architecture using the uClibc C library:

  28 fedora:24-x-ARC-uClibc   : FAIL arc-linux-gcc (ARCompact ISA Linux uClibc toolchain 2017.09-rc2) 7.1.1 20170710

    CC       /tmp/build/perf/tests/llvm.o
  In file included from tests/llvm.c:3:0:
  /git/linux/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.h:57:20: error: unknown type name 'va_list'
        const char *, va_list ap);
  /git/linux/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.h:59:34: error: unknown type name 'libbpf_print_fn_t'
   LIBBPF_API void libbpf_set_print(libbpf_print_fn_t fn);
  mv: cannot stat '/tmp/build/perf/tests/.llvm.o.tmp': No such file or directory

Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <>
Cc: Daniel Borkmann <>
Cc: Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <>
Cc: Quentin Monnet <>
Cc: Stanislav Fomichev <>
Cc: Yonghong Song <>
Fixes: a8a1f7d09cfc ("libbpf: fix libbpf_print")
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
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