[PATCH, REPORT] bpf_trace: build error without PERF_EVENTS

Daniel Borkmann daniel at iogearbox.net
Tue Nov 10 05:31:38 PST 2015

On 11/10/2015 01:55 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> 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'
>        event->pmu->count)
> 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.

I think that seems better than spreading #if IS_ENABLEDs into the code.
Probably enough to add a 'depends on PERF_EVENTS' to config BPF_EVENTS,
so it's also explicitly documented.

> 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")


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