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SubjectRe: [PATCH 27/31] perf record: Support custom vmlinux path
Em Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 05:19:17PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo escreveu:
> Em Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 04:22:01AM +0000, Wang Nan escreveu:
> > From: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>
> >
> > Make perf-record command support --vmlinux option if BPF_PROLOGUE is on.
>
> Ok, this should be supported, i.e. letting the user specify a vmlinux
> path to use.
>
> But it shouldn't be _required_, i.e. we have things like vmlinux_path to
> try to find it in well known places.
>
> Right now it will search for it in the process of trying to load its
> symtab, but I think we should have a function that tries to find a
> vmlinux that matches the build-id of the running kernel, for things that
> want to have access directly to the ELF file with debuginfo without
> having to load the symtab in a struct dso, etc.
>
> I'll look at the next patches to check how you make use of this info...

So, the do it all from 'perf record' is in not yet in this patchkit,
right? At least not in [ N/31 ] with N > 27, can you point me to it?

- Arnaldo

> - Arnaldo
>
> > 'perf record' needs vmlinux as the source of DWARF info to generate
> > prologue for BPF programs, so path of vmlinux should be specified.
> >
> > Short name 'k' has been taken by 'clockid'. This patch skips the short
> > option name and use '--vmlinux' for vmlinux path.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Wang Nan <wangnan0@huawei.com>
> > Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@plumgrid.com>
> > Cc: Brendan Gregg <brendan.d.gregg@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
> > Cc: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
> > Cc: He Kuang <hekuang@huawei.com>
> > Cc: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Kaixu Xia <xiakaixu@huawei.com>
> > Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com>
> > Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> > Cc: Zefan Li <lizefan@huawei.com>
> > Cc: pi3orama@163.com
> > Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
> > Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/n/1436445342-1402-38-git-send-email-wangnan0@huawei.com
> > ---
> > tools/perf/builtin-record.c | 4 ++++
> > 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
> > index 212718c..8eb39d5 100644
> > --- a/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
> > +++ b/tools/perf/builtin-record.c
> > @@ -1100,6 +1100,10 @@ struct option __record_options[] = {
> > "clang binary to use for compiling BPF scriptlets"),
> > OPT_STRING(0, "clang-opt", &llvm_param.clang_opt, "clang options",
> > "options passed to clang when compiling BPF scriptlets"),
> > +#ifdef HAVE_BPF_PROLOGUE
> > + OPT_STRING(0, "vmlinux", &symbol_conf.vmlinux_name,
> > + "file", "vmlinux pathname"),
> > +#endif
> > #endif
> > OPT_END()
> > };
> > --
> > 2.1.0


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