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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/6] ARM: ftrace: enable function graph tracer
On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 07:06:28PM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Saturday, November 6, 2010, Rabin Vincent <rabin@rab.in> wrote:
> > Add the options to enable the function graph tracer on ARM.  Function
> > graph tracer support requires frame pointers, so exclude Thumb-2 and
> > also explicitly select FRAME_POINTER in FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER since
> > FUNCTION_TRACER doesn't select FRAME_POINTER when ARM_UNWIND is used
> > Therefore, with GCC 4.4.0+, you get plain function tracing without frame
> > pointers, but you'll need them if you want function graph tracing.
> .....
> > --- a/kernel/trace/Kconfig
> > +++ b/kernel/trace/Kconfig
> > @@ -141,6 +141,7 @@ config FUNCTION_TRACER
> >
> >  config FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
> >        bool "Kernel Function Graph Tracer"
> > +       select FRAME_POINTER if ARM_UNWIND
>
> Would it be better to modify FRAME_POINTER definition in the ARM
> Kconfig so that it is enabled automatically when FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
> is enabled?
I don't like that suggestion much because it hides the dependency.
Moreover a "default y if FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER" doesn't work if a
precondition for FRAME_POINTER isn't true. Rabin's approach at least
generates a warning.

Best regards
Uwe

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