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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 01/22 -v2] Add basic support for gcc profiler instrumentation

Hi Sam,

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> Hi Steven.
>
> > Index: linux-compile-i386.git/arch/x86/Kconfig
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-compile-i386.git.orig/arch/x86/Kconfig 2008-01-09 14:09:36.000000000 -0500
> > +++ linux-compile-i386.git/arch/x86/Kconfig 2008-01-09 14:10:07.000000000 -0500
> > @@ -28,6 +28,10 @@ config GENERIC_CMOS_UPDATE
> > bool
> > default y
> >
> > +config ARCH_HAS_MCOUNT
> > + bool
> > + default y
> > +
>
> Please use the following scheme:
>
> arch/x86/Kconfig:
> config X86
> + select HAVE_MCOUNT
>
> lib/tracing/Kconfig
>
> + # ARCH shall select HAVE_MCOUNT if they provide this function
> + config HAVE_MCOUNT
> + bool
> +
> + config MCOUNT
> + bool
> + select FRAME_POINTER
>
> And then in your later patches:
> +config MCOUNT_TRACER
> + bool "Profiler instrumentation based tracer"
> + depends on DEBUG_KERNEL && HAVE_MCOUNT
> + select MCOUNT
> + help
> + Use profiler....

Thanks, this does look like a cleaner approach. I'll implement it into
my next series.

-- Steve



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