[PATCH] UBUNTU: SAUCE: ubuntu_kernel_selftests: skip ftrace unit test 'Kprobe event user-memory access' on ppc64|s390

Paolo Pisati paolo.pisati at canonical.com
Thu Mar 26 16:27:07 UTC 2020

BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1869227

Ftrace 'Kprobe event user-memory access' test constantly fails on ppc64:

grep -q '\$arg<N>' README || exit_unresolved # depends on arch

the above README file is '/sys/kernel/tracing/README' and that
grep line fails since '\$arg<N>' is only available if:

        "\t           $stack<index>, $stack, $retval, $comm, $arg<N>,\n"
        "\t           $stack<index>, $stack, $retval, $comm,\n"

and HAVE_FUNCTION_ARG_ACCESS_API is true only on architectures that
supports the API needed to access function arguments from pt_regs,
declared in asm/ptrace.h.

Signed-off-by: Paolo Pisati <paolo.pisati at canonical.com>
 ubuntu_kernel_selftests/ubuntu_kernel_selftests.py | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ubuntu_kernel_selftests/ubuntu_kernel_selftests.py b/ubuntu_kernel_selftests/ubuntu_kernel_selftests.py
index aa5f9430..cb1a4d4b 100644
--- a/ubuntu_kernel_selftests/ubuntu_kernel_selftests.py
+++ b/ubuntu_kernel_selftests/ubuntu_kernel_selftests.py
@@ -154,6 +154,16 @@ class ubuntu_kernel_selftests(test.test):
+            #
+            # Ftrace 'Kprobe event user-memory access' test depends on
+            # HAVE_FUNCTION_ARG_ACCESS_API, but ppc64 doesn't support it:
+            # disable it to avoid an unresolved result (and thus a failure).
+            #
+            arch = platform.processor()
+            if arch in ['ppc64le', 's390x']:
+                filenames.append('kprobe/kprobe_args_user.tc')
             for fn in filenames:
                 fn = 'linux/tools/testing/selftests/ftrace/test.d/' + fn
                 if os.path.exists(fn):

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