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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] perf tests: Add a test for the ARM 32-bit [vectors] page
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On 10/24/18 7:10 PM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 05:09:05PM -0700, Florian Fainelli wrote:
>> perf on ARM requires CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS to be turned on to allow some
>> independance with respect to the ARM CPU being used. Add a test which
>> tries to locate the [vectors] page, created when CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS is
>> turned on to help asses the system's health.
>
> Hi Florian
>
> I've suffered the pain from missing CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS. The
> segfaults give little clue as to what is going wrong,and gdb is not
> much use either.

If you have a working backtrace, you can typically see the virtual
address being in 0xffff_xxxx which gives a bit of a clue, but yes, this
is not particularly helpful.

>
> What i don't see here is any clue to CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS. If the test
> fails, could you print a message suggesting CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS on
> ARM?

Sure, sounds reasonable, thanks for taking a look.
--
Florian

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