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SubjectRe: Generating a function call trace
Try using 'lcrash', part of the LKCD project:

http://lkcd.sourceforge.net/

I'm not sure what you mean by arbitrarily (meaning, it could be
at a snapshot point in time, or it could be while it is running,
etc.) E-mail me if you have further questions, I'll try to help.

--Matt

Brian Gerst wrote:
>
> Davide Libenzi wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Simon Turvey wrote:
> >
> > > 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).
>
> --
>
> Brian Gerst
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