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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf machine: Search for modules in %s/lib/modules/%s
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 02:44:52PM +0900, Namhyung Kim wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> On Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:52:59 -0400, Richard Yao wrote:
> > Modules installed outside of the kernel's build system should go into
> > "%s/lib/modules/%s/extra", but at present, perf will only look at them
> > when they are in "%s/lib/modules/%s/kernel". Lets encourage good
> > citizenship by relaxing this requirement to "%s/lib/modules/%s". This
> > way open source modules that are out-of-tree have no incentive to start
> > populating a directory reserved for in-kernle modules and I can stop hex
> > editing my system's perf binary when profiling OSS out-of-tree modules.
> But it'll make the perf traverses all the source and build directories
> too, right? I don't think it's a right thing to do.
> Maybe we can also change stat() in map_groups__set_modules_path_dir() to
> lstat() so that it cannot go to unwanted directories in that case. Or
> else, just checking "kernel" and "extra" directories will work.

yay, forgot about source directory.. :-\ looks like lstat should
help, but hardcoding kernel and extra sounds better to me.

Richard, please send updated patch


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