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SubjectRe: Generating a function call trace
Davide Libenzi wrote:
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> On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Simon Turvey wrote:
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> > Is it possible to arbitrarily generate (in a module say) a function call
> > trace?
>
> gcc has builtin macros to trace back or ( on x86 ) you can simply chain
> through %esp/%ebp

That only works if you compile with frame pointers, which the kernel
turns off for performance reasons (due to register pressure on the x86).

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Brian Gerst
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