blob: f1f678844cc9304682902189b4cdaa907786db0d [file] [log] [blame]
From ff32b874eb33f585c413764a0ff4d4aab89d8b4e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Srikar Dronamraju <>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2019 15:17:38 +0530
Subject: [PATCH] perf stat: Fix a segmentation fault when using repeat forever
commit 443f2d5ba13d65ccfd879460f77941875159d154 upstream.
Observe a segmentation fault when 'perf stat' is asked to repeat forever
with the interval option.
Without fix:
# perf stat -r 0 -I 5000 -e cycles -a sleep 10
# time counts unit events
5.000211692 3,13,89,82,34,157 cycles
10.000380119 1,53,98,52,22,294 cycles
10.040467280 17,16,79,265 cycles
Segmentation fault
This problem was only observed when we use forever option aka -r 0 and
works with limited repeats. Calling print_counter with ts being set to
NULL, is not a correct option when interval is set. Hence avoid
print_counter(NULL,..) if interval is set.
With fix:
# perf stat -r 0 -I 5000 -e cycles -a sleep 10
# time counts unit events
5.019866622 3,15,14,43,08,697 cycles
10.039865756 3,15,16,31,95,261 cycles
10.059950628 1,26,05,47,158 cycles
5.009902655 3,14,52,62,33,932 cycles
10.019880228 3,14,52,22,89,154 cycles
10.030543876 66,90,18,333 cycles
5.009848281 3,14,51,98,25,437 cycles
10.029854402 3,15,14,93,04,918 cycles
5.009834177 3,14,51,95,92,316 cycles
Committer notes:
Did the 'git bisect' to find the cset introducing the problem to add the
Fixes tag below, and at that time the problem reproduced as:
(gdb) run stat -r0 -I500 sleep 1
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
print_interval (prefix=prefix@entry=0x7fffffffc8d0 "", ts=ts@entry=0x0) at builtin-stat.c:866
866 sprintf(prefix, "%6lu.%09lu%s", ts->tv_sec, ts->tv_nsec, csv_sep);
(gdb) bt
#0 print_interval (prefix=prefix@entry=0x7fffffffc8d0 "", ts=ts@entry=0x0) at builtin-stat.c:866
#1 0x000000000041860a in print_counters (ts=ts@entry=0x0, argc=argc@entry=2, argv=argv@entry=0x7fffffffd640) at builtin-stat.c:938
#2 0x0000000000419a7f in cmd_stat (argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffd640, prefix=<optimized out>) at builtin-stat.c:1411
#3 0x000000000045c65a in run_builtin (p=p@entry=0x6291b8 <commands+216>, argc=argc@entry=5, argv=argv@entry=0x7fffffffd640) at perf.c:370
#4 0x000000000045c893 in handle_internal_command (argc=5, argv=0x7fffffffd640) at perf.c:429
#5 0x000000000045c8f1 in run_argv (argcp=argcp@entry=0x7fffffffd4ac, argv=argv@entry=0x7fffffffd4a0) at perf.c:473
#6 0x000000000045cac9 in main (argc=<optimized out>, argv=<optimized out>) at perf.c:588
Mostly the same as just before this patch:
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00000000005874a7 in print_interval (config=0xa1f2a0 <stat_config>, evlist=0xbc9b90, prefix=0x7fffffffd1c0 "`", ts=0x0) at util/stat-display.c:964
964 sprintf(prefix, "%6lu.%09lu%s", ts->tv_sec, ts->tv_nsec, config->csv_sep);
(gdb) bt
#0 0x00000000005874a7 in print_interval (config=0xa1f2a0 <stat_config>, evlist=0xbc9b90, prefix=0x7fffffffd1c0 "`", ts=0x0) at util/stat-display.c:964
#1 0x0000000000588047 in perf_evlist__print_counters (evlist=0xbc9b90, config=0xa1f2a0 <stat_config>, _target=0xa1f0c0 <target>, ts=0x0, argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffd670)
at util/stat-display.c:1172
#2 0x000000000045390f in print_counters (ts=0x0, argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffd670) at builtin-stat.c:656
#3 0x0000000000456bb5 in cmd_stat (argc=2, argv=0x7fffffffd670) at builtin-stat.c:1960
#4 0x00000000004dd2e0 in run_builtin (p=0xa30e00 <commands+288>, argc=5, argv=0x7fffffffd670) at perf.c:310
#5 0x00000000004dd54d in handle_internal_command (argc=5, argv=0x7fffffffd670) at perf.c:362
#6 0x00000000004dd694 in run_argv (argcp=0x7fffffffd4cc, argv=0x7fffffffd4c0) at perf.c:406
#7 0x00000000004dda11 in main (argc=5, argv=0x7fffffffd670) at perf.c:531
Fixes: d4f63a4741a8 ("perf stat: Introduce print_counters function")
Signed-off-by: Srikar Dronamraju <>
Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <>
Tested-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Tested-by: Ravi Bangoria <>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <>
Cc: Naveen N. Rao <>
Cc: # v4.2+
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c b/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
index c6c550dbb947..15bbcd54b657 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-stat.c
@@ -1887,7 +1887,7 @@ int cmd_stat(int argc, const char **argv)
run_idx + 1);
status = run_perf_stat(argc, argv, run_idx);
- if (forever && status != -1) {
+ if (forever && status != -1 && !interval) {
print_counters(NULL, argc, argv);