perf tests: Fix a memory leak in test__perf_evsel__tp_sched_test() [Linux 3.18.139]

perf tests: Fix a memory leak in test__perf_evsel__tp_sched_test() [Linux 3.18.139]

This Linux kernel change "perf tests: Fix a memory leak in test__perf_evsel__tp_sched_test()" is included in the Linux 3.18.139 release. This change is authored by Changbin Du <changbin.du [at]> on Sat Mar 16 16:05:56 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 72cee3a (patch) which is from upstream commit d982b33. The same Linux upstream change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find all Linux releases containing changes from upstream d982b33.

perf tests: Fix a memory leak in test__perf_evsel__tp_sched_test()

[ Upstream commit d982b33133284fa7efa0e52ae06b88f9be3ea764 ]

  ==20875==ERROR: LeakSanitizer: detected memory leaks

  Direct leak of 1160 byte(s) in 1 object(s) allocated from:
      #0 0x7f1b6fc84138 in calloc (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
      #1 0x55bd50005599 in zalloc util/util.h:23
      #2 0x55bd500068f5 in perf_evsel__newtp_idx util/evsel.c:327
      #3 0x55bd4ff810fc in perf_evsel__newtp /home/work/linux/tools/perf/util/evsel.h:216
      #4 0x55bd4ff81608 in test__perf_evsel__tp_sched_test tests/evsel-tp-sched.c:69
      #5 0x55bd4ff528e6 in run_test tests/builtin-test.c:358
      #6 0x55bd4ff52baf in test_and_print tests/builtin-test.c:388
      #7 0x55bd4ff543fe in __cmd_test tests/builtin-test.c:583
      #8 0x55bd4ff5572f in cmd_test tests/builtin-test.c:722
      #9 0x55bd4ffc4087 in run_builtin /home/changbin/work/linux/tools/perf/perf.c:302
      #10 0x55bd4ffc45c6 in handle_internal_command /home/changbin/work/linux/tools/perf/perf.c:354
      #11 0x55bd4ffc49ca in run_argv /home/changbin/work/linux/tools/perf/perf.c:398
      #12 0x55bd4ffc5138 in main /home/changbin/work/linux/tools/perf/perf.c:520
      #13 0x7f1b6e34809a in __libc_start_main (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

  Indirect leak of 19 byte(s) in 1 object(s) allocated from:
      #0 0x7f1b6fc83f30 in __interceptor_malloc (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
      #1 0x7f1b6e3ac30f in vasprintf (/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

Signed-off-by: Changbin Du <>
Reviewed-by: Jiri Olsa <>
Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <>
Cc: Daniel Borkmann <>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <>
Fixes: 6a6cd11d4e57 ("perf test: Add test for the sched tracepoint format fields")
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>

There is one line of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 tools/perf/tests/evsel-tp-sched.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/tools/perf/tests/evsel-tp-sched.c b/tools/perf/tests/evsel-tp-sched.c
index 5ce11ea..959bdb4 100644
--- a/tools/perf/tests/evsel-tp-sched.c
+++ b/tools/perf/tests/evsel-tp-sched.c
@@ -78,5 +78,6 @@ int test__perf_evsel__tp_sched_test(void)
    if (perf_evsel__test_field(evsel, "target_cpu", 4, true))
        ret = -1;

+   perf_evsel__delete(evsel);
    return ret;

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