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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 3.0-rc2-tip 20/22] 20: perf: perf interface for uprobes
    (2011/06/07 22:02), Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
    > Enhances perf probe to user space executables and libraries.
    > Provides very basic support for uprobes.
    > [ Probing a function in the executable using function name ]
    > -------------------------------------------------------------
    > [root@localhost ~]# perf probe -u zfree@/bin/zsh

    Hmm, here, I have concern about the interface inconsistency
    of the probe point syntax.

    Since perf probe already supports debuginfo analysis,
    it accepts following syntax;

    [EVENT=]FUNC[@SRC][:RLN|+OFFS|%return|;PTN] [ARG ...]

    Thus, The "@" should take a source file path, not binary path.

    I think -u option should have a path of the target binary, as below

    # perf probe -u /bin/zsh -a zfree

    This will allow perf-probe to support user-space debuginfo
    analysis. With it, we can do as below;

    # perf probe -u /bin/zsh -a zfree@foo/bar.c:10

    Please try to update tools/perf/Documentation/perf-probe.txt too,
    then you'll see how the new syntax is different from current one :)


    Masami HIRAMATSU
    Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Center
    Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory

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