[RFC,1/2] tools/perf: Handle EOPNOTSUPP for sampling events
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Message ID 1462786660-2900-2-git-send-email-vgupta@synopsys.com
State New
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Vineet Gupta May 9, 2016, 9:37 a.m. UTC
This allows (with next change to perf core) for calling out in userspace
the exact reason for perf record failing when PMU doesn't support
overflow interrupts

Note that this needs to be put ahead of existing precise_ip check as
that gets hit otherwise for the sampling fail case as well.

Signed-off-by: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com>
 tools/perf/util/evsel.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
index 738ce226002b..8bd220c63e19 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/evsel.c
@@ -2403,6 +2403,9 @@  int perf_evsel__open_strerror(struct perf_evsel *evsel, struct target *target,
 	 "No such device - did you specify an out-of-range profile CPU?\n");
+		if (evsel->attr.sample_period != 0)
+			return scnprintf(msg, size, "%s",
+	"PMU Hardware doesn't support sampling/overflow-interrupts.");
 		if (evsel->attr.precise_ip)
 			return scnprintf(msg, size, "%s",
 	"\'precise\' request may not be supported. Try removing 'p' modifier.");