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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH v3 3/3] perf probe: Show better error message when failed to find variable
On 2015/05/11 19:15, He Kuang wrote:
>
>
> On 2015/5/11 17:50, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> * He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, Ingo
>>>
>>> On 2015/5/11 17:30, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>>> * He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Indicate to check variable location range in error message when we got
>>>>> failed to find the variable.
>>>>>
>>>>> Before this patch:
>>>>>
>>>>> $ perf probe --add 'generic_perform_write+118 bytes'
>>>>> Failed to find the location of bytes at this address.
>>>>> Perhaps, it has been optimized out.
>>>>> Error: Failed to add events.
>>>>>
>>>>> After this patch:
>>>>> $ perf probe --add 'generic_perform_write+118 bytes'
>>>>> Failed to find the location of bytes at this address.
>>>> What does this sentence mean? I thought 'address' means 'location of
>>>> bytes'. So the address identifies the location and obviously we know
>>>> that. So this message wants to say something else.
>>> 'generic_perform_write' is a function name, while 'bytes' is a local
>>> variable in this function. Maybe the variable I chose make you confused.
>>>
>>> This maybe clear:
>>> Failed to find the location of 'bytes' at this address.
>> Yeah, absolutely! This highlights the importance of putting
>> user-supplied symbols into quotes and such.
>>
>> Maybe even write:
>>
>> Failed to find the location of the 'bytes' variable at this address.

OK, He, could you also include this fix?

Thank you,


>>
>> Another question: what does 'generic_perform_write+118' mean here? Why
>> the offset?
>
> This is for setting a kprobe at the location has an offset of 118
> bytes to the entry of the function 'generic_perform_write'.
>
> In the previous patch: https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/5/11/170,
> we show a valid byte offset range of variables in scope, 118 is
> an invalid address which can be read from the result, this offset
> is just for showing the error message.
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Ingo
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Masami HIRAMATSU
Linux Technology Research Center, System Productivity Research Dept.
Center for Technology Innovation - Systems Engineering
Hitachi, Ltd., Research & Development Group
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com


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