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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] perf: Introduce new perf_save_regs() for hot regs snapshot
Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> Events that trigger overflows by interrupting a context can
> use get_irq_regs() or task_pt_regs() to retrieve the state
> when the event triggered. But this is not the case for some
> other class of events like trace events as tracepoints are
> executed in the same context than the code that triggered
> the event.
>
> It means we need a different api to capture the regs there,
> namely we need a hot snapshot to get the most important
> informations for perf: the instruction pointer to get the
> event origin, the frame pointer for the callchain, the code
> segment for user_mode() tests (we always use __KERNEL_CS as
> trace events always occur from the kernel) and the eflags
> for further purposes.
>
> Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
> Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com>
> Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com>
> Cc: Archs <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c | 12 ++++++++++
> arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack.h | 15 +++++++++++++
> include/linux/perf_event.h | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> kernel/perf_event.c | 5 ++++
> 4 files changed, 73 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
> index 641ccb9..274d0cd 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
> @@ -1662,6 +1662,18 @@ struct perf_callchain_entry *perf_callchain(struct pt_regs *regs)
> return entry;
> }
>
> +void perf_arch_save_regs(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long ip, int skip)

Hmm, why would you call it 'save_regs' ?
It seems that this function is just for fixing registers
instead of saving it into somewhere...

Thank you,


--
Masami Hiramatsu
e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com


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