[PATCHv2 1/3] perf: unwind: pass symbol source to libunwind

From: Rabin Vincent
Date: Thu Oct 29 2015 - 03:49:59 EST

Even if --symfs is used to point to the debug binaries, we send in the
non-debug filenames to libunwind, which leads to libunwind not finding
the debug frame. Fix this by preferring the file in --symfs, if it is

Signed-off-by: Rabin Vincent <rabin.vincent@xxxxxxxx>
v2: fall back to ->name if ->symsrc_filename is NULL

tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind.c b/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind.c
index f729f9e..c83832b 100644
--- a/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind.c
+++ b/tools/perf/util/unwind-libunwind.c
@@ -360,12 +360,15 @@ find_proc_info(unw_addr_space_t as, unw_word_t ip, unw_proc_info_t *pi,
int fd = dso__data_get_fd(map->dso, ui->machine);
int is_exec = elf_is_exec(fd, map->dso->name);
unw_word_t base = is_exec ? 0 : map->start;
+ const char *symfile;

if (fd >= 0)

+ symfile = map->dso->symsrc_filename ?: map->dso->name;
memset(&di, 0, sizeof(di));
- if (dwarf_find_debug_frame(0, &di, ip, base, map->dso->name,
+ if (dwarf_find_debug_frame(0, &di, ip, base, symfile,
map->start, map->end))
return dwarf_search_unwind_table(as, ip, &di, pi,
need_unwind_info, arg);

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