The sparc perf_callchain_user() functions looks at current->mm,
apparently to determine whether the thread is a kthread without any
valid user context.

In general, a non-NULL current->mm doesn't imply that current is a
kthread, as kthreads can install an mm via use_mm(), and so it's
preferable to use is_kthread() to determine whether a thread is a

For consistency, let's use is_kthread() here.

Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <>
Cc: David S. Miller <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
 arch/sparc/kernel/perf_event.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/sparc/kernel/perf_event.c b/arch/sparc/kernel/perf_event.c
index a58ae9c42803..ef7b1a03bea9 100644
--- a/arch/sparc/kernel/perf_event.c
+++ b/arch/sparc/kernel/perf_event.c
@@ -1858,7 +1858,7 @@ perf_callchain_user(struct perf_callchain_entry_ctx 
*entry, struct pt_regs *regs
        perf_callchain_store(entry, regs->tpc);
-       if (!current->mm)
+       if (is_kthread(current))

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