Patchwork [030/145] ARM: 7765/1: perf: Record the user-mode PC in the call chain.

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Submitter Kamal Mostafa
Date July 17, 2013, 10:46 p.m.
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Kamal Mostafa - July 17, 2013, 10:46 p.m. -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Jed Davis <>

commit c5f927a6f62196226915f12194c9d0df4e2210d7 upstream.

With this change, we no longer lose the innermost entry in the user-mode
part of the call chain.  See also the x86 port, which includes the ip.

It's possible to partially work around this problem by post-processing
the data to use the PERF_SAMPLE_IP value, but this works only if the CPU
wasn't in the kernel when the sample was taken.

Signed-off-by: Jed Davis <>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <>
 arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)


diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c b/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c
index 23fa6a2..5da31bb 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/perf_event.c
@@ -579,6 +579,7 @@  perf_callchain_user(struct perf_callchain_entry *entry, struct pt_regs *regs)
+	perf_callchain_store(entry, regs->ARM_pc);
 	tail = (struct frame_tail __user *)regs->ARM_fp - 1;
 	while ((entry->nr < PERF_MAX_STACK_DEPTH) &&