[tip:perf/core] perf/abi: Change the errno for sampling event not supported in hardware
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Message ID tip-a1396555abff9ff9b74c2e4da13e27e81fd094b2@git.kernel.org
State New
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tip-bot for Paul E. McKenney June 3, 2016, 10:51 a.m. UTC
Commit-ID:  a1396555abff9ff9b74c2e4da13e27e81fd094b2
Gitweb:     http://git.kernel.org/tip/a1396555abff9ff9b74c2e4da13e27e81fd094b2
Author:     Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@synopsys.com>
AuthorDate: Mon, 9 May 2016 15:07:40 +0530
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitDate: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 09:40:42 +0200

perf/abi: Change the errno for sampling event not supported in hardware

Change the return code for sampling event not supported from -ENOTSUPP

This allows userspace to identify this case specifically, instead of
printing the catch-all error message it did previously.

Technically this is an ABI change, but we think we can get away
with it.

Old behavior:
 | # perf record ls
 | Error:
 | The sys_perf_event_open() syscall returned with 524 (Unknown error 524)
 | for event (cycles:ppp).
 | /bin/dmesg may provide additional information.
 | No CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS=y kernel support configured?

New behavior:
 | # perf record ls
 | Error:
 | PMU Hardware doesn't support sampling/overflow-interrupts.

Signed-off-by: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: <linux-snps-arc@lists.infradead.org>
Cc: <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishkin@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@google.com>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Vince Weaver <vincent.weaver@maine.edu>
Cc: Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@synopsys.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1462786660-2900-3-git-send-email-vgupta@synopsys.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
 kernel/events/core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index f94f164..5d48306 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -9309,7 +9309,7 @@  SYSCALL_DEFINE5(perf_event_open,
 	if (is_sampling_event(event)) {
 		if (event->pmu->capabilities & PERF_PMU_CAP_NO_INTERRUPT) {
-			err = -ENOTSUPP;
+			err = -EOPNOTSUPP;
 			goto err_alloc;