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SubjectRe: [tip:perf/urgent] perf symbols: Handle /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict

* Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> wrote:

> Em Thu, May 26, 2011 at 09:39:46PM +0200, Ingo Molnar escreveu:
> > Secondly, even though i have the proper 'vmlinux' in cwd, i get half
> > a page long warnings on perf record warning me about the vmlinux:
> >
> > WARNING: Kernel address maps (/proc/{kallsyms,modules}) are restricted, check /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict.
> >
> > Samples in kernel functions may not be resolved if a suitable
> > vmlinux file is not found in the buildid cache or in the vmlinux
> > path.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > But a vmlinux file *is* in the cwd.
>
> Well, there was no assumption that 'perf report' would run on the same
> directory as 'perf record', the user may have moved to a different
> directory or transferred the perf.data file to a different machine.
>
> Also it would have to check that the vmlinux on the path is suitable
> (that build-id matches), currently it does that just at 'perf report'
> time, that is when it will need to use it. At record time we just
> collect the build-ids.
>
> With that in mind, how do you think it should be phrased?

I think the biggest problem is that it is yelling at us even when i'm
root - and root can access all the pointer values just fine:

# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel) context=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023

# perf report --stdio
No kallsyms or vmlinux with build-id 122214021a666675f6e5ff97d70a85ce7139c0e7 was found
[kernel.kallsyms] with build id 122214021a666675f6e5ff97d70a85ce7139c0e7 not found, continuing without s
Kernel address maps (/proc/{kallsyms,modules}) were restricted, check /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict bef
# tail -1 /proc/kallsyms
ffffffffff600d00 D __vvar_vsyscall_gtod_data
Thanks,

Ingo


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