[PATCH, REPORT] bpf_trace: build error without PERF_EVENTS

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Tue Nov 10 04:55:33 PST 2015

In my ARM randconfig tests, I'm getting a build error for
newly added code in bpf_perf_event_read and bpf_perf_event_output
whenever CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS is disabled:

kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c: In function 'bpf_perf_event_read':
kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c:203:11: error: 'struct perf_event' has no member named 'oncpu'
if (event->oncpu != smp_processor_id() ||
kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c:204:11: error: 'struct perf_event' has no member named 'pmu'

This can happen when UPROBE_EVENT is enabled but KPROBE_EVENT
is disabled. I'm not sure if that is a configuration we care
about, otherwise we could prevent this case from occuring by
adding Kconfig dependencies.

Simply hiding the broken code inside #ifdef CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS
as this patch does seems to reliably fix the error as well,
I have built thousands of randconfig kernels since I started
seeing this and added the workaround.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Fixes: 62544ce8e01c ("bpf: fix bpf_perf_event_read() helper")
Fixes: a43eec304259 ("bpf: introduce bpf_perf_event_output() helper")
I suspect my patch is not the right answer, but could someone please
fix this?

diff --git a/kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c b/kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c
index 4228fd3682c3..82e0bc9d002a 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c
+++ b/kernel/trace/bpf_trace.c
@@ -186,6 +186,7 @@ const struct bpf_func_proto *bpf_get_trace_printk_proto(void)
 	return &bpf_trace_printk_proto;
 static u64 bpf_perf_event_read(u64 r1, u64 index, u64 r3, u64 r4, u64 r5)
 	struct bpf_map *map = (struct bpf_map *) (unsigned long) r1;
@@ -263,6 +264,7 @@ static const struct bpf_func_proto bpf_perf_event_output_proto = {
 	.arg4_type	= ARG_PTR_TO_STACK,
 	.arg5_type	= ARG_CONST_STACK_SIZE,
 static const struct bpf_func_proto *kprobe_prog_func_proto(enum bpf_func_id func_id)
@@ -289,10 +291,12 @@ static const struct bpf_func_proto *kprobe_prog_func_proto(enum bpf_func_id func
 		return bpf_get_trace_printk_proto();
 	case BPF_FUNC_get_smp_processor_id:
 		return &bpf_get_smp_processor_id_proto;
 	case BPF_FUNC_perf_event_read:
 		return &bpf_perf_event_read_proto;
 	case BPF_FUNC_perf_event_output:
 		return &bpf_perf_event_output_proto;
 		return NULL;

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