perf stat: Fix compatibility behavior
Ingo Molnar [Thu, 28 Apr 2011 06:48:42 +0000 (08:48 +0200)]
Instead of failing on an unknown event, when new perf stat is run on
older kernels:

  $ ./perf stat true
  Error: open_counter returned with 22 (Invalid argument). /bin/dmesg
  may provide additional information.

  Fatal: Not all events could be opened.

Just ignore EINVAL and ENOSYS, we'll print the results as not counted:

 Performance counter stats for 'true':

          0.239483 task-clock               #    0.493 CPUs utilized
                 0 context-switches         #    0.000 M/sec
                 0 CPU-migrations           #    0.000 M/sec
                86 page-faults              #    0.359 M/sec
           704,766 cycles                   #    2.943 GHz
     <not counted> stalled-cycles
           381,961 instructions             #    0.54  insns per cycle
            69,626 branches                 #  290.735 M/sec
             4,594 branch-misses            #    6.60% of all branches

        0.000485883  seconds time elapsed

Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/tip-7y40wib8n1eqio5hjpn3dsrm@git.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

tools/perf/builtin-stat.c

index 5658a77..da77077 100644 (file)
@@ -372,7 +372,10 @@ static int run_perf_stat(int argc __used, const char **argv)
 
        list_for_each_entry(counter, &evsel_list->entries, node) {
                if (create_perf_stat_counter(counter) < 0) {
-                       if (errno == -EPERM || errno == -EACCES) {
+                       if (errno == EINVAL || errno == ENOSYS)
+                               continue;
+
+                       if (errno == EPERM || errno == EACCES) {
                                error("You may not have permission to collect %sstats.\n"
                                      "\t Consider tweaking"
                                      " /proc/sys/kernel/perf_event_paranoid or running as root.",