perf annotate: Fix fused instr logic for assembly functions

Some x86 microarchitectures fuse a subset of cmp/test/ALU instructions
with branch instructions, and thus perf annotate highlight such valid
pairs as fused.

When annotated with source, perf uses struct disasm_line to contain
either source or instruction line from objdump output. Usually, a C
statement generates multiple instructions which include such
cmp/test/ALU + branch instruction pairs. But in case of assembly
function, each individual assembly source line generate one

The 'perf annotate' instruction fusion logic assumes the previous
disasm_line as the previous instruction line, which is wrong because,
for assembly function, previous disasm_line contains source line.  And
thus perf fails to highlight valid fused instruction pairs for assembly

Fix it by searching backward until we find an instruction line and
consider that disasm_line as fused with current branch instruction.

         │    cmpq    %rcx, RIP+8(%rsp)
    0.00 │      cmp    %rcx,0x88(%rsp)
         │    je      .Lerror_bad_iret      <--- Source line
    0.14 │   ┌──je     b4                   <--- Instruction line
         │   │movl    %ecx, %eax

         │    cmpq    %rcx, RIP+8(%rsp)
    0.00 │   ┌──cmp    %rcx,0x88(%rsp)
         │   │je      .Lerror_bad_iret
    0.14 │   ├──je     b4
         │   │movl    %ecx, %eax

Reviewed-by: Jin Yao <>
Signed-off-by: Ravi Bangoria <>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <>
Cc: Kim Phillips <>
Cc: Mark Rutland <>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <>
Link: https //
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
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