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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf: libdw support for powerpc
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On 18/05/2017 20:48, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>
>
> On 18/05/2017 20:19, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
>> Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>>> The ARM and x86 architectures already use libdw, and it is useful to
>>> have as much common code for the unwinder as possible. Porting PPC
>>> to libdw only needs an architecture-specific hook to move the register
>>> state from perf to libdw.
>>
>> Thanks. Ravi has had a similar patch locally, but from what I
>> understand, there are issues with libdw based unwinding on powerpc64. I
>> gave this a quick test and I don't see the user-space call trace being
>> unwinded properly with libdw.
>
> I don't see that problem:
>
> - 99,98% 0,00% dd libc-2.17.so [.] generic_start_main.isra.0
> generic_start_main.isra.0
> - main
> - 99,97% iread
> - 97,82% sys_read
> - 96,97% extract_entropy_user
> 89,44% powernv_get_random_long
> 4,63% sha_transform
> 2,07% extract_buf
> 1,15% _raw_spin_lock_irqsave
> 0,51% extract_buf
>
> (This is "perf record dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/null bs=512").
>
> Can you copy the contents of tools/perf/.config-detected here?

FWIW it works fine for me here with latest Linus tree and your suggested
change to fix compilation:

--- a/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/unwind-libdw.c
+++ b/tools/perf/arch/powerpc/util/unwind-libdw.c
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
#include <elfutils/libdwfl.h>
-#include "../../util/util.h"
#include "../../util/unwind-libdw.h"
#include "../../util/perf_regs.h"
+#include "../../util/event.h"

/* See backends/ppc_initreg.c and backends/ppc_regs.c in elfutils. */
static const int special_regs[3][2] = {
Thanks,

Paolo

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