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Date:	Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:32:06 +0000
From:	Masami Hiramatsu <>
To:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc:	Srikar Dronamraju <>,
	David Ahern <>,,
	"Steven Rostedt (Red Hat)" <>,
	Oleg Nesterov <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	"David A. Long" <>,, Namhyung Kim <>
Subject: [PATCH -tip v3 02/11] [CLEANUP] perf-probe: Remove incorrect symbol
 check for --list

Remove unneeded symbol check for --list option.
This code actually checks whether the given symbol exists
in the kernel. But this is incorrect for online kernel/module
and offline module too.
 - For online kernel/module, the kprobes itself already
  ensured the symbol exist in the kernel.
 - For offline module, this code can't access the offlined
  modules. Ignore it.

Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <>
 tools/perf/util/probe-event.c |    8 --------
 1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
index 9aa7783..a4649e7 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
@@ -739,14 +739,6 @@ out:
 static int kprobe_convert_to_perf_probe(struct probe_trace_point *tp,
 					struct perf_probe_point *pp)
-	struct symbol *sym;
-	sym = __find_kernel_function_by_name(tp->symbol, NULL);
-	if (!sym) {
-		pr_err("Failed to find symbol %s in kernel.\n", tp->symbol);
-		return -ENOENT;
-	}
 	return convert_to_perf_probe_point(tp, pp);

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