tools lib traceevent: Change tag string for error [Linux 5.1]

tools lib traceevent: Change tag string for error [Linux 5.1]

This Linux kernel change "tools lib traceevent: Change tag string for error" is included in the Linux 5.1 release. This change is authored by Leo Yan <leo.yan [at]> on Wed Apr 24 09:38:02 2019 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 5f05182 (patch).

tools lib traceevent: Change tag string for error

The traceevent lib is used by the perf tool, and when executing

  perf test -v 6

it outputs error log on the ARM64 platform:

  running test 33 '*:*'trace-cmd: No such file or directory


  trace-cmd: Invalid argument

The trace event parsing code originally came from trace-cmd so it keeps
the tag string "trace-cmd" for errors, this easily introduces the
impression that the perf tool launches trace-cmd command for trace event
parsing, but in fact the related parsing is accomplished by the
traceevent lib.

This patch changes the tag string to "libtraceevent" so that we can
avoid confusion and let users to more easily connect the error with
traceevent lib.

Signed-off-by: Leo Yan <>
Acked-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>

There are 2 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 tools/lib/traceevent/parse-utils.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/lib/traceevent/parse-utils.c b/tools/lib/traceevent/parse-utils.c
index 77e4ec64..e998671 100644
--- a/tools/lib/traceevent/parse-utils.c
+++ b/tools/lib/traceevent/parse-utils.c
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@
 void __vwarning(const char *fmt, va_list ap)
    if (errno)
-       perror("trace-cmd");
+       perror("libtraceevent");
    errno = 0;

    fprintf(stderr, "  ");

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