[PATCH 1/3] perf tests: Introduce perf_regs_load function on ARM

Jean Pihet jean.pihet at linaro.org
Tue May 6 08:26:17 PDT 2014

Introducing perf_regs_load function, which is going
to be used for dwarf unwind test in following patches.

It takes single argument as a pointer to the regs dump
buffer and populates it with current registers values.

Signed-off-by: Jean Pihet <jean.pihet at linaro.org>
Cc: Corey Ashford <cjashfor at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec at gmail.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo at kernel.org>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung at kernel.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra at chello.nl>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme at infradead.org>
Cc: David Ahern <dsahern at gmail.com>
Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa at redhat.com>
 tools/perf/arch/arm/Makefile            |  1 +
 tools/perf/arch/arm/include/perf_regs.h |  2 ++
 tools/perf/arch/arm/tests/regs_load.S   | 60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 63 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 tools/perf/arch/arm/tests/regs_load.S

diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/arm/Makefile b/tools/perf/arch/arm/Makefile
index 67e9b3d..9b8f87e 100644
--- a/tools/perf/arch/arm/Makefile
+++ b/tools/perf/arch/arm/Makefile
@@ -4,4 +4,5 @@ LIB_OBJS += $(OUTPUT)arch/$(ARCH)/util/dwarf-regs.o
 LIB_OBJS += $(OUTPUT)arch/$(ARCH)/util/unwind-libunwind.o
+LIB_OBJS += $(OUTPUT)arch/$(ARCH)/tests/regs_load.o
diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/arm/include/perf_regs.h b/tools/perf/arch/arm/include/perf_regs.h
index 2a1cfde..1476ae7 100644
--- a/tools/perf/arch/arm/include/perf_regs.h
+++ b/tools/perf/arch/arm/include/perf_regs.h
@@ -5,6 +5,8 @@
 #include "../../util/types.h"
 #include <asm/perf_regs.h>
+void perf_regs_load(u64 *regs);
 #define PERF_REGS_MASK	((1ULL << PERF_REG_ARM_MAX) - 1)
diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/arm/tests/regs_load.S b/tools/perf/arch/arm/tests/regs_load.S
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..66a10b6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/perf/arch/arm/tests/regs_load.S
@@ -0,0 +1,60 @@
+#include <linux/linkage.h>
+#include <asm/assembler.h>
+#define R0 0x00
+#define R1 0x08
+#define R2 0x10
+#define R3 0x18
+#define R4 0x20
+#define R5 0x28
+#define R6 0x30
+#define R7 0x38
+#define R8 0x40
+#define R9 0x48
+#define SL 0x50
+#define FP 0x58
+#define IP 0x60
+#define SP 0x68
+#define LR 0x70
+#define PC 0x78
+ * Implementation of void perf_regs_load(u64 *regs);
+ *
+ * This functions fills in the 'regs' buffer from the actual registers values,
+ * in the way the perf built-in unwinding test expects them:
+ * - the return values (i.e. caller values) of fp, sp and lr are retrieved
+ *   and stored from the fp, in order to skip the call to this function.
+ * The built-in unwinding test then unwinds the call stack from the dwarf
+ * information in unwind__get_entries.
+ *
+ * Notes:
+ * - the 8 bytes stride in the registers offsets comes from the fact
+ * that the registers are stored in an u64 array (u64 *regs),
+ * - since perf is built with -fno-omit-frame-pointer, the fp value can
+ * be used to retrieve the caller values of fp, sp, lr.
+ */
+	str r0, [r0, #R0]
+	str r1, [r0, #R1]
+	str r2, [r0, #R2]
+	str r3, [r0, #R3]
+	str r4, [r0, #R4]
+	str r5, [r0, #R5]
+	str r6, [r0, #R6]
+	str r7, [r0, #R7]
+	str r8, [r0, #R8]
+	str r9, [r0, #R9]
+	str sl, [r0, #SL]
+	ldr r2, [fp, #-12]	@ retrieve and save return fp
+	str r2, [r0, #FP]
+	str ip, [r0, #IP]
+	ldr r2, [fp, #-8]	@ retrieve and save return sp
+	str r2, [r0, #SP]
+	ldr r2, [fp, #-4]	@ retrieve and save return lr
+	str r2, [r0, #LR]
+	str pc, [r0, #PC]
+	mov pc, lr

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