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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/10] ftrace: allow building without frame pointers
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On Sat, 2010-03-13 at 12:19 +0530, Rabin Vincent wrote:
> With current gcc, compiling with both -pg and -fomit-frame-pointer is
> not allowed. However, -pg can be used to build without actually
> specying -fno-omit-frame-pointer, upon which the defaut behaviour for
> the target will be used.
>
> On ARM, it is not possible to build a Thumb-2 kernel with
> -fno-omit-frame-pointer (FRAME_POINTERS depends on !THUMB2_KERNEL). In
> order to support ftrace for Thumb-2, we need to be able to allow a
> combination of FUNCTION_TRACER and !FRAME_POINTER. We do this by
> omitting -fomit-frame-pointer if ftrace is enabled.
>
> Acked-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Rabin Vincent <rabin@rab.in>
> ---
> v2: Better comment.
>
> Makefile | 7 +++++++
> 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index 08ff02d..61404e0 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -546,8 +546,15 @@ endif
> ifdef CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER
> KBUILD_CFLAGS += -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-optimize-sibling-calls
> else
> +# Some targets (ARM with Thumb2, for example), can't be built with frame
> +# pointers. For those, we don't have FUNCTION_TRACER automatically
> +# select FRAME_POINTER. However, FUNCTION_TRACER adds -pg, and this is
> +# incompatible with -fomit-frame-pointer with current GCC, so we don't use
> +# -fomit-frame-pointer with FUNCTION_TRACER.
> +ifndef CONFIG_FUNCTION_TRACER
> KBUILD_CFLAGS += -fomit-frame-pointer

I believe this is correct, but have you tested this on other archs other
than ARM? I can do it for x86 and PPC, but it will need to wait as those
machines are currently performing stress tests.

-- Steve

> endif
> +endif
>
> ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO
> KBUILD_CFLAGS += -g



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