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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf/probe: Provide perf interface for uprobes
* Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@infradead.org> [2012-04-11 11:49:18]:

> Em Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 07:27:42PM +0530, Srikar Dronamraju escreveu:
> > From: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> >
> > - Enhances perf to probe user space executables and libraries.
> > - Enhances -F/--funcs option of "perf probe" to list possible probe points in
> > an executable file or library.
> > - Documents userspace probing support in perf.
> >
> > [ Probing a function in the executable using function name ]
> > perf probe -x /bin/zsh zfree
> >
> > [ Probing a library function using function name ]
> > perf probe -x /lib64/libc.so.6 malloc
> >
> > [ list probe-able functions in an executable ]
> > perf probe -F -x /bin/zsh
> >
> > [ list probe-able functions in an library]
> > perf probe -F -x /lib/libc.so.6
>
> Can we avoid the need for -x? I.e. we could figure out it is userspace
> and act accordingly.
>

To list the functions in the module ipv6, we use "perf probe -F -m ipv6"
So I used the same logic to use -x for specifying executables.


This is in agreement with probepoint addition where without any
additional options would mean kernel probepoint; m option would mean
module and x option would mean user space executable.

However if you still think we should change, do let me know.

--
Thanks and Regards
Srikar



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