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authorAdrien BAK <adrien.bak@metascale.org>2014-04-18 11:00:43 +0900
committerJiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>2014-04-20 00:15:12 +0200
commitffa91880a992ec1aaee4b4f7c9ddffda0c277ba9 (patch)
parent922d0e4d9f042f68baea28e5b3bd7bb708875f2e (diff)
perf tools: Improve error reporting
In the current version, when using perf record, if something goes wrong in tools/perf/builtin-record.c:375 session = perf_session__new(file, false, NULL); The error message: "Not enough memory for reading per file header" is issued. This error message seems to be outdated and is not very helpful. This patch proposes to replace this error message by "Perf session creation failed" I believe this issue has been brought to lkml: https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/2/24/458 although this patch only tackles a (small) part of the issue. Additionnaly, this patch improves error reporting in tools/perf/util/data.c open_file_write. Currently, if the call to open fails, the user is unaware of it. This patch logs the error, before returning the error code to the caller. Reported-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Adrien BAK <adrien.bak@metascale.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1397786443.3093.4.camel@beast [ Reorganize the changelog into paragraphs ] [ Added empty line after fd declaration in open_file_write ] Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
2 files changed, 9 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index eb524f91bffe..8ce62ef7f6c3 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -374,7 +374,7 @@ static int __cmd_record(struct record *rec, int argc, const char **argv)
session = perf_session__new(file, false, NULL);
if (session == NULL) {
- pr_err("Not enough memory for reading perf file header\n");
+ pr_err("Perf session creation failed.\n");
return -1;
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/data.c b/tools/perf/util/data.c
index 1fbcd8bdc11b..55de44ecebef 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/data.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/data.c
@@ -86,10 +86,17 @@ static int open_file_read(struct perf_data_file *file)
static int open_file_write(struct perf_data_file *file)
+ int fd;
if (check_backup(file))
return -1;
- return open(file->path, O_CREAT|O_RDWR|O_TRUNC, S_IRUSR|S_IWUSR);
+ fd = open(file->path, O_CREAT|O_RDWR|O_TRUNC, S_IRUSR|S_IWUSR);
+ if (fd < 0)
+ pr_err("failed to open %s : %s\n", file->path, strerror(errno));
+ return fd;
static int open_file(struct perf_data_file *file)