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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 11/18] perf tools: add mem access sampling core support
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 03:20:14PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-03-27 at 15:14 +0100, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> > we have correct cpumode for sample->ip, but I think it's the
> > PEBS->dla (sample->addr) where we need to guess.. right?
>
> kernel mode very much fakes the cpumode/segment stuff for PEBS. PEBS
> assumes you're running in a linear/flat mode.
>

say we hit the sample when kernel accesses the user data, we will endup
with IP in kernel space and DATA ptr in user space.. in theory ;-)

and that would need the cpumode guessing for DATA ptr, because
cpumode value is deduced from cs register

jirka


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