Re: [RFC PATCH 3/8] perf probe: Improve detection of file/function name in the probe pattern
From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Wed Dec 10 2014 - 06:12:40 EST
On Wed, 2014-12-10 at 16:29 +0530, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
> On 2014/12/10 09:00PM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On Tue, 2014-12-09 at 23:04 +0530, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
> > > Currently, perf probe considers patterns including a '.' to be a file.
> > > However, this causes problems on powerpc ABIv1 where all functions have
> > > a leading '.':
> > >
> > > $ perf probe -F | grep schedule_timeout_interruptible
> > > .schedule_timeout_interruptible
> > > $ perf probe .schedule_timeout_interruptible
> > > Semantic error :File always requires line number or lazy pattern.
> > > Error: Command Parse Error.
> > >
> > > Fix this by checking the probe pattern in more detail.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > ---
> > > tools/perf/util/probe-event.c | 23 ++++++++++++++++++++---
> > > 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
> > > index c150ca4..c7e01ef 100644
> > > --- a/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
> > > +++ b/tools/perf/util/probe-event.c
> > > @@ -999,6 +999,24 @@ static int parse_perf_probe_point(char *arg, struct perf_probe_event *pev)
> > > arg = tmp;
> > > }
> > >
> > > + /*
> > > + * Check arg is function or file name and copy it.
> > > + *
> > > + * We consider arg to be a file spec if and only if it satisfies
> > > + * all of the below criteria::
> > > + * - it does not include any of "+@%",
> > > + * - it includes one of ":;", and
> > > + * - it has a period '.' in the name.
> > I don't think we need to be this elaborate.
> > AFAIK there are no source files in the kernel that start with '.'
> > So if the arg starts with '.' it must be a function?
> Indeed, but this is also used for parsing uprobes. So, I coded this
> based on the spec for the probe pattern.
OK. It also seems unlikely you'll want a uprobe on a file that starts with a . ?
I'll leave it up to the perf guys to decide if they're happy with it.
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