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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 04/10] ppc64 ftrace_with_regs configuration variables
On Fri 2016-02-05 09:48:03, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:05:17 +0100
> Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com> wrote:
>
> > On Mon 2016-01-25 16:29:54, Torsten Duwe wrote:
> > > diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/ftrace.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/ftrace.c
> > > index ef8b916..29b7014 100644
> > > --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/ftrace.c
> > > +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/ftrace.c
> > > @@ -28,6 +28,11 @@
> > >
> > >
> > > #ifdef CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE
> > > +#if defined(CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS) && defined(CONFIG_PPC64) && \
> > > + !defined(CC_USING_MPROFILE_KERNEL)
> > > +#error "DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS requires working -mprofile-kernel"
> > > +#endif
> >
> > CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS is automatically enabled when
> > both CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE and HAVE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
> > are enabled.
> >
> > Therefore it is not possible to build kernel with broken gcc
> > and DYNAMIC_FTRACE.
> >
> > IMHO, we need to allow to explicitely disable DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
> > if the compiler is broken to get around this build error.
> >
> > We either need to define DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS as a proper
> > bool with description, help text, ... Or we need a way to
> > explicitely disable HAVE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS. Or something
> > like this.
> >
>
> You mean something like this?
>
> (not tested)
>
> -- Steve
>
> diff --git a/kernel/trace/Kconfig b/kernel/trace/Kconfig
> index e45db6b0d878..19377bacebfc 100644
> --- a/kernel/trace/Kconfig
> +++ b/kernel/trace/Kconfig
> @@ -470,6 +470,19 @@ config DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
> def_bool y
> depends on DYNAMIC_FTRACE
> depends on HAVE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
> + depends on !DISABLE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
> +
> +config DISABLE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
> + bool "Force build to not have function tracer pass in registers"
> + depends on DYNAMIC_FTRACE
> + depends on HAVE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
> + help
> + If the architecture supports passing in registers to the function
> + tracer, then that is automatically enabled. But there may be some
> + compilers out there that are broken and cause this to fail.
> + This option makes the build think that the architecture does not
> + support the register passing and allows the build to work even
> + with compilers that do not support the feature.g

s/feature.g/feature/


> config FUNCTION_PROFILER
> bool "Kernel function profiler"

It works but the extra option and reverse logic makes things even
more complicated. Whem I think about it, the change below does similar
job and looks more strightforwad:

diff --git a/kernel/trace/Kconfig b/kernel/trace/Kconfig
index a138f6d..de6dab0 100644
--- a/kernel/trace/Kconfig
+++ b/kernel/trace/Kconfig
@@ -449,7 +449,7 @@ config PROBE_EVENTS
def_bool n

config DYNAMIC_FTRACE
- bool "enable/disable function tracing dynamically"
+ bool "Enable/Disable function tracing dynamically"
depends on FUNCTION_TRACER
depends on HAVE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE
default y
@@ -472,9 +472,17 @@ config DYNAMIC_FTRACE
otherwise has native performance as long as no tracing is active.

config DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
- def_bool y
+ bool "Pass registers to function tracer"
depends on DYNAMIC_FTRACE
depends on HAVE_DYNAMIC_FTRACE_WITH_REGS
+ default y
+ help
+ This option enables passing the current state of processor
+ registers to the function tracer. It allows to do a more
+ detailed analyze and print more information.
+
+ Say Y here if you are unsure. The only exception is if
+ you want to pass a build error caused by a broken compiler.

config FUNCTION_PROFILER
bool "Kernel function profiler"

I made "enable/disable" uppercase because it looked weird in
context of other descritions.

Best Regards,
Petr

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