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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 3/5] mips function graph tracer support
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On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 22:01 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Fri, 29 May 2009, wuzhangjin@gmail.com wrote:
> > diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/mcount.S b/arch/mips/kernel/mcount.S
> > index ce8a0ba..bd58f16 100644
> > --- a/arch/mips/kernel/mcount.S
> > +++ b/arch/mips/kernel/mcount.S
> > @@ -28,6 +28,10 @@
> > PTR_SUBU sp, PT_SIZE
> > PTR_S ra, PT_R31(sp)
> > PTR_S $1, PT_R1(sp)
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
> > + PTR_S v0, PT_R2(sp)
> > + PTR_S v1, PT_R3(sp)
> > +#endif
> > PTR_S a0, PT_R4(sp)
> > PTR_S a1, PT_R5(sp)
> > PTR_S a2, PT_R6(sp)
> > @@ -43,6 +47,10 @@
> > .macro MCOUNT_RESTORE_REGS
> > PTR_L ra, PT_R31(sp)
> > PTR_L $1, PT_R1(sp)
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
> > + PTR_L v0, PT_R2(sp)
> > + PTR_L v1, PT_R3(sp)
> > +#endif
> > PTR_L a0, PT_R4(sp)
> > PTR_L a1, PT_R5(sp)
> > PTR_L a2, PT_R6(sp)
> > @@ -89,6 +97,14 @@ ftrace_call:
> > nop
> >
> > MCOUNT_RESTORE_REGS
> > +
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
> > + .globl ftrace_graph_call
> > +ftrace_graph_call:
> > + j ftrace_stub
> > + nop
> > +#endif
> > +
> > .globl ftrace_stub
> > ftrace_stub:
> > RETURN_BACK
> > @@ -106,7 +122,15 @@ NESTED(_mcount, PT_SIZE, ra)
> > PTR_L t1, ftrace_trace_function /* please don't use t1 later, safe? */
> > bne t0, t1, static_trace
> > nop
> > -
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
> > + PTR_L t2, ftrace_graph_return
> > + bne t0, t2, ftrace_graph_caller
> > + nop
> > + PTR_LA t0, ftrace_graph_entry_stub
> > + PTR_L t2, ftrace_graph_entry
> > + bne t0, t2, ftrace_graph_caller
> > + nop
> > +#endif
> > j ftrace_stub
> > nop
> >
> > @@ -125,5 +149,37 @@ ftrace_stub:
> >
> > #endif /* ! CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE */
> >
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
> > +
> > +NESTED(ftrace_graph_caller, PT_SIZE, ra)
> > + MCOUNT_SAVE_REGS
> > +
> > + MCOUNT_SET_ARGS
> > + jal prepare_ftrace_return
> > + nop
> > +
> > + /* overwrite the parent as &return_to_handler: v0 -> $1(at) */
> > + PTR_S v0, PT_R1(sp)
> > +
> > + MCOUNT_RESTORE_REGS
> > + RETURN_BACK
> > + END(ftrace_graph_caller)
> > +
> > + .align 2
> > + .globl return_to_handler
> > +return_to_handler:
> > + MCOUNT_SAVE_REGS
>
> I'm not sure which version of function_graph tracer you looked at,

currently, I'm using the master branch of the latest linux-mips git
tree. so, the function_graph should be the latest version?

BTW: which git branch should i apply these patches to?

> but I'm
> pretty sure you can just save the return code registers of the function.
>
> return_to_handler is called on the return of a function.

Yeap.

> Thus, any callee
> saved registers have already been restored and would also be restored by
> ftrace_return_to_handler. Any callee registers would have been saved by
> the function you are about to return to.
>
> Thus the only things you need to save are the return code registers.

have tried to not save/restore the arguments(a0-7) registers, the kernel
will hang:

CPU 0 Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address
0000000c, epc == 80101360, ra == 8010b114
Oops[#1]:
Cpu 0
$ 0 : 00000000 8010b114 00000000 00000000
$ 4 : 87830d00 87830d00 8780c380 10002400
$ 8 : 5607ec00 0000000b 00000000 5607ec00
$12 : 5607ec00 9e3779b9 9e3779b9 00000000
$16 : 00000000 10002400 00000000 87884d00
$20 : 000000d0 801857cc 00000000 80483e00
$24 : 00000000 00000000
$28 : 87976000 87977cd8 87977cd8 8010b114
Hi : 0000000b
Lo : 5607ec00
epc : 80101360 plat_irq_dispatch+0x70/0x250
Not tainted
ra : 8010b114 return_to_handler+0x0/0x4c
Status: 10002402 KERNEL EXL
Cause : 50808008
BadVA : 0000000c
PrId : 00019300 (MIPS 24Kc)
Process bash (pid: 533, threadinfo=87976000, task=8796f560,
tls=2aad5100)
Stack : 00000062 0000006f 80455ef8 9e3779b9 00000000 00000020 87977da8
80101f80
804b0000 804b0000 87977d08 8010b330 00000000 80483e00 00000000
10002401
00000000 00000000 804b0000 804b3854 00000000 00000004 08042c2b
8010b0a0
00000000 0000005f 80455fe4 9e3779b9 9e3779b9 00000000 87884d80
00000020
00000000 87884d00 000000d0 801857cc 00000000 80483e00 00000000
00000000
...
Call Trace:
[<80101360>] plat_irq_dispatch+0x70/0x250
[<80101f80>] ret_from_irq+0x0/0x4
[<80183dd4>] ftrace_run_update_code+0x58/0xdc
[<8018410c>] ftrace_startup+0x7c/0x90
[<80185ab8>] register_ftrace_graph+0x40c/0x440
[<801955a0>] graph_trace_init+0x28/0x54
[<80190d00>] tracer_init+0x34/0x50
[<80190f34>] tracing_set_tracer+0x218/0x2c4
[<801910b8>] tracing_set_trace_write+0xd8/0x144


Code: 00000000 0c05cc3c 02002021 <8c43000c> 02002021 0060f809
00402821 0c04cec0 00000000
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception in interrupt

so, i think there is really a need to use the current
MCOUNT_SAVE/RESTORE_REGS, some arguments registers should be saved.
and we can share this common macros :-)

> -- Steve
>
>
> > +
> > + jal ftrace_return_to_handler
> > + nop
> > +
> > + /* restore the real parent address: v0 -> ra */
> > + PTR_S v0, PT_R31(sp)
> > +
> > + MCOUNT_RESTORE_REGS
> > + RETURN_BACK
> > +
> > +#endif /* CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER */
> > +
> > .set at
> > .set reorder
> > diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S b/arch/mips/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
> > index 58738c8..67435e5 100644
> > --- a/arch/mips/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
> > +++ b/arch/mips/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S
> > @@ -36,6 +36,7 @@ SECTIONS
> > SCHED_TEXT
> > LOCK_TEXT
> > KPROBES_TEXT
> > + IRQENTRY_TEXT
> > *(.text.*)
> > *(.fixup)
> > *(.gnu.warning)
> > --
> > 1.6.0.4
> >
> >



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