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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] perf top: Properly notify the user that vmlinux is missing
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From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@infradead.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:46:58 -0300

> [root@doppio linux-2.6-tip]# perf top -s n_tty_write > /tmp/bla
> objdump: '[kernel.kallsyms]': No such file
>
> Now this is what the user gets:
>
> [root@doppio linux-2.6-tip]# perf top -s n_tty_write
> Can't annotate n_tty_write: No vmlinux file was found in the path:
> [0] vmlinux
> [1] /boot/vmlinux
> [2] /boot/vmlinux-2.6.33-rc5
> [3] /lib/modules/2.6.33-rc5/build/vmlinux
> [4] /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/2.6.33-rc5/vmlinux
> [root@doppio linux-2.6-tip]#

Arnaldo, if perf top can use the kallsyms to do it's normal task, why
can't it use that for symbol annotations too? Isn't there enough
information available?



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