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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] tracing/function-graph-tracer: signal interrupt triggering on output
Frédéric Weisbecker wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>:
>> On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
>>
>>> This patchset adds all the features to draw hardirq triggering on output
>>> for the function graph tracer.
>>> An example is given on the third patch.
>>>
>>> Just one question, on recordmcount.pl:
>>>
>>> my %text_sections = (
>>> ".text" => 1,
>>> ".sched.text" => 1,
>>> ".spinlock.text" => 1,
>>>
>>> The .sched.text section is included inside .text, it's a subsection, I'm not sure
>>> it's necessary to add it in text_sections. In doubt I added the new .irqentry.text
>>>
>> Matters what objdump -dr shows.
>>
>> $ objdump -dr kernel/sched.o | grep 'Disassembly'
>> Disassembly of section .text:
>> Disassembly of section .cpuinit.text:
>> Disassembly of section .init.text:
>> Disassembly of section .sched.text:
>>
>> Yep, .sched.text is needed. It is not about what gets linked by the
>> linker. It is about what objdump shows, which is what recordmcount.pl uses
>> to determine whether or not to record the mcount callers in that section.
>
>
> Ok. I looked at a disassembly objdump on vmlinux to find those
> subsections and didn't find it.
> But I didn't see that recordmcount did its work on each build folder,
You can see "scripts/Makefile.build" file, which uses recordmcount.pl to deal
with each .o file when building.

Liming Wang
> I guess that these sections are
> visible on the objects found in the subdirectories....
>
> Thanks.
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