[PATCH] ARM: perf: allow tracing with kernel tracepoints events

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Wed Jun 25 02:01:10 PDT 2014

On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 09:10:35AM +0100, Jean Pihet wrote:
> Hi Will,

Hi Jean,

> On 18 June 2014 14:53, Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 06:11:05PM +0100, Jean Pihet wrote:
> >> Tested with perf record and tracepoints filtering (-e <tracepoint>), with
> >> unwinding using fp (--call-graph fp) and dwarf info (--call-graph dwarf).
> >
> > Whilst the old ACPS unwinding only needs PC, FP and SP, is this definitely
> > true for exidx and DWARF-based unwinding? Given that libunwind ends up
> > running a state machine for the latter, can we guarantee that we won't hit
> > instructions that require access to other general purpose registers?
> Yes. dwarf unwinding does not need anything extra. Once seeded all the
> rest is extracted from the dwarf trace info.

Ok, but what if the LR isn't saved on the stack, for example? What if the
code you're trying to unwind is hand-written assembly annotated with CFI


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