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Date:	Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:13:28 +0200
From:	Stephane Eranian <>
Subject: [PATCH] perf report: fix error with -g in pipe mode

In pipe mode, we cannot check the validity of sample_type
or the branch view mode until we start processing the events.
There is no meta-data information at the beginning of the pipe
mode stream. Instead, all the meta data is pushed via pseudo
records and those get processed by process_sample_events().

Without this patch:
  $ perf record -g -o - foo | perf inject -b | perf report -g -i -
  Selected -g but no callchain data. Did you call 'perf record' without -g?

Signed-off-by: Stephane Eranian <>

diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-report.c b/tools/perf/builtin-report.c
index 2e31743..c338b97 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-report.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-report.c
@@ -249,6 +249,13 @@ static int perf_report__setup_sample_type(struct perf_report *rep)
 	struct perf_session *self = rep->session;
+	/*
+	 * cannot determine sample type, branch mode until we have
+	 * processed the meta-data pseudo records via process_sample_events()
+	 */
+	if (self->fd_pipe)
+		return 0;
 	if (!(self->sample_type & PERF_SAMPLE_CALLCHAIN)) {
 		if (sort__has_parent) {
 			ui__warning("Selected --sort parent, but no "
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