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authorJiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>2019-01-28 14:35:26 +0100
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2019-03-13 14:02:37 -0700
commit47e3f3c08605b0af25c4dfbbf6c9c71655edbbda (patch)
parent825e58bc9800897edd21920d4fef6aee714039d4 (diff)
perf symbols: Filter out hidden symbols from labels
[ Upstream commit 59a17706915fe5ea6f711e1f92d4fb706bce07fe ] When perf is built with the annobin plugin (RHEL8 build) extra symbols are added to its binary: # nm perf | grep annobin | head -10 0000000000241100 t .annobin_annotate.c 0000000000326490 t .annobin_annotate.c 0000000000249255 t .annobin_annotate.c_end 00000000003283a8 t .annobin_annotate.c_end 00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.hot 00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.hot 00000000001bc3e2 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.unlikely 00000000001bc400 t .annobin_annotate.c_end.unlikely 00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c.hot 00000000001bce18 t .annobin_annotate.c.hot ... Those symbols have no use for report or annotation and should be skipped. Moreover they interfere with the DWARF unwind test on the PPC arch, where they are mixed with checked symbols and then the test fails: # perf test dwarf -v 59: Test dwarf unwind : --- start --- test child forked, pid 8515 unwind: .annobin_dwarf_unwind.c:ip = 0x10dba40dc (0x2740dc) ... got: .annobin_dwarf_unwind.c 0x10dba40dc, expecting test__arch_unwind_sample unwind: failed with 'no error' The annobin symbols are defined as NOTYPE/LOCAL/HIDDEN: # readelf -s ./perf | grep annobin | head -1 40: 00000000001bce4f 0 NOTYPE LOCAL HIDDEN 13 .annobin_init.c They can still pass the check for the label symbol. Adding check for HIDDEN and INTERNAL (as suggested by Nick below) visibility and filter out such symbols. > Just to be awkward, if you are going to ignore STV_HIDDEN > symbols then you should probably also ignore STV_INTERNAL ones > as well... Annobin does not generate them, but you never know, > one day some other tool might create some. Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org> Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com> Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> Cc: Michael Petlan <mpetlan@redhat.com> Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org> Cc: Nick Clifton <nickc@redhat.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20190128133526.GD15461@krava Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c b/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c
index 6e70cc00c161..a701a8a48f00 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/symbol-elf.c
@@ -87,6 +87,11 @@ static inline uint8_t elf_sym__type(const GElf_Sym *sym)
return GELF_ST_TYPE(sym->st_info);
+static inline uint8_t elf_sym__visibility(const GElf_Sym *sym)
+ return GELF_ST_VISIBILITY(sym->st_other);
#define STT_GNU_IFUNC 10
@@ -111,7 +116,9 @@ static inline int elf_sym__is_label(const GElf_Sym *sym)
return elf_sym__type(sym) == STT_NOTYPE &&
sym->st_name != 0 &&
sym->st_shndx != SHN_UNDEF &&
- sym->st_shndx != SHN_ABS;
+ sym->st_shndx != SHN_ABS &&
+ elf_sym__visibility(sym) != STV_HIDDEN &&
+ elf_sym__visibility(sym) != STV_INTERNAL;
static bool elf_sym__filter(GElf_Sym *sym)