libperf evsel: Make use of FD robust.

FD uses xyarray__entry that may return NULL if an index is out of
bounds. If NULL is returned then a segv happens as FD unconditionally
dereferences the pointer. This was happening in a case of with perf
iostat as shown below. The fix is to make FD an "int*" rather than an
int and handle the NULL case as either invalid input or a closed fd.

  $ sudo gdb --args perf stat --iostat  list
  Breakpoint 1, perf_evsel__alloc_fd (evsel=0x5555560951a0, ncpus=1, nthreads=1) at evsel.c:50
  50      {
  (gdb) bt
   #0  perf_evsel__alloc_fd (evsel=0x5555560951a0, ncpus=1, nthreads=1) at evsel.c:50
   #1  0x000055555585c188 in evsel__open_cpu (evsel=0x5555560951a0, cpus=0x555556093410,
      threads=0x555556086fb0, start_cpu=0, end_cpu=1) at util/evsel.c:1792
   #2  0x000055555585cfb2 in evsel__open (evsel=0x5555560951a0, cpus=0x0, threads=0x555556086fb0)
      at util/evsel.c:2045
   #3  0x000055555585d0db in evsel__open_per_thread (evsel=0x5555560951a0, threads=0x555556086fb0)
      at util/evsel.c:2065
   #4  0x00005555558ece64 in create_perf_stat_counter (evsel=0x5555560951a0,
      config=0x555555c34700 <stat_config>, target=0x555555c2f1c0 <target>, cpu=0) at util/stat.c:590
   #5  0x000055555578e927 in __run_perf_stat (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffe4a0, run_idx=0)
      at builtin-stat.c:833
   #6  0x000055555578f3c6 in run_perf_stat (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffe4a0, run_idx=0)
      at builtin-stat.c:1048
   #7  0x0000555555792ee5 in cmd_stat (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffe4a0) at builtin-stat.c:2534
   #8  0x0000555555835ed3 in run_builtin (p=0x555555c3f540 <commands+288>, argc=3,
      argv=0x7fffffffe4a0) at perf.c:313
   #9  0x0000555555836154 in handle_internal_command (argc=3, argv=0x7fffffffe4a0) at perf.c:365
   #10 0x000055555583629f in run_argv (argcp=0x7fffffffe2ec, argv=0x7fffffffe2e0) at perf.c:409
   #11 0x0000555555836692 in main (argc=3, argv=0x7fffffffe4a0) at perf.c:539
  (gdb) c
  The sys_perf_event_open() syscall returned with 22 (Invalid argument) for event (uncore_iio_0/event=0x83,umask=0x04,ch_mask=0xF,fc_mask=0x07/).
  /bin/dmesg | grep -i perf may provide additional information.

  Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
  0x00005555559b03ea in perf_evsel__close_fd_cpu (evsel=0x5555560951a0, cpu=1) at evsel.c:166
  166                     if (FD(evsel, cpu, thread) >= 0)

v3. fixes a bug in perf_evsel__run_ioctl where the sense of a branch was

Signed-off-by: Ian Rogers <>
Acked-by: Jiri Olsa <>
Cc: Alexander Shishkin <>
Cc: Mark Rutland <>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Stephane Eranian <>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
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