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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] tools lib traceevent: Export dynamic symbols used by traceevent plugins
On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 09:35:26AM +0000, He Kuang wrote:
> Traceevent plugins need dynamic symbols exported from libtraceevent.a,
> otherwise a dlopen error will occur during plugins loading.
>
> This patch uses dynamic-list-file to export dynamic symbols which will
> be used in plugins to perf executable.
>
> The problem is covered up if feature-libpython is enabled, because
> PYTHON_EMBED_LDOPTS contains '-Xlinker --export-dynamic' which adds all
> symbols to the dynamic symbol table. So we should reproduce the problem
> by setting NO_LIBPYTHON=1.

there's was another patch taking the shortcut:
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=142885447432384&w=2

it seems it's not merged yet, but I like this one better

SNIP


> diff --git a/tools/perf/Makefile.perf b/tools/perf/Makefile.perf
> index 03409cc..19c61e0 100644
> --- a/tools/perf/Makefile.perf
> +++ b/tools/perf/Makefile.perf
> @@ -172,6 +172,7 @@ endif
>
> LIBTRACEEVENT = $(TE_PATH)libtraceevent.a
> export LIBTRACEEVENT
> +LIBTRACEEVENT_DYNAMIC_LIST = $(TE_PATH)libtraceevent-dynamic-list
>
> LIBAPI = $(LIB_PATH)libapi.a
> export LIBAPI
> @@ -278,8 +279,9 @@ build := -f $(srctree)/tools/build/Makefile.build dir=. obj
> $(PERF_IN): $(OUTPUT)PERF-VERSION-FILE $(OUTPUT)common-cmds.h FORCE
> $(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=perf
>
> -$(OUTPUT)perf: $(PERFLIBS) $(PERF_IN)
> - $(QUIET_LINK)$(CC) $(CFLAGS) $(LDFLAGS) $(PERF_IN) $(LIBS) -o $@
> +LD_LIBTRACEEVENT_FLAGS += -Xlinker --dynamic-list=$(LIBTRACEEVENT_DYNAMIC_LIST)
> +$(OUTPUT)perf: $(PERFLIBS) $(PERF_IN) $(LIBTRACEEVENT_DYNAMIC_LIST)
> + $(QUIET_LINK)$(CC) $(CFLAGS) $(LDFLAGS) $(LD_LIBTRACEEVENT_FLAGS) $(PERF_IN) $(LIBS) -o $@
>
> $(GTK_IN): FORCE
> $(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=gtk
> @@ -375,6 +377,9 @@ LIBTRACEEVENT_FLAGS += plugin_dir=$(plugindir_SQ)
> $(LIBTRACEEVENT): FORCE
> $(Q)$(MAKE) -C $(TRACE_EVENT_DIR) $(LIBTRACEEVENT_FLAGS) O=$(OUTPUT) $(OUTPUT)libtraceevent.a plugins
>
> +$(LIBTRACEEVENT_DYNAMIC_LIST): $(LIBTRACEEVENT)
> + $(Q)$(MAKE) -C $(TRACE_EVENT_DIR) $(LIBTRACEEVENT_FLAGS) O=$(OUTPUT) $(OUTPUT)libtraceevent-dynamic-list

hum, do we need extra target in Makefile.perf, it could be rebuilt any time
'plugins:' target in lib/tracevent/Makefile is called

jirka


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