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diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
index 56bb4476e3ba..e873ae2dd54c 100644
--- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
+++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
@@ -279,6 +279,9 @@ try_again:
"/proc/sys/kernel/perf_event_mlock_kb,\n"
"or try again with a smaller value of -m/--mmap_pages.\n"
"(current value: %d)\n", opts->mmap_pages);
+ else if (!is_power_of_2(opts->mmap_pages))
+ die("--mmap_pages/-m value must be a power of two.");
+
die("failed to mmap with %d (%s)\n", errno, strerror(errno));
}