Re: [PATCH 03/11] asm-generic: add generic dwarf definition
From: Changbin Du
Date: Mon Aug 26 2019 - 18:25:41 EST
On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 09:42:15AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 09:23:22PM +0800, Changbin Du wrote:
> > Add generic DWARF constant definitions. We will use it later.
> > Signed-off-by: Changbin Du <changbin.du@xxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> > include/asm-generic/dwarf.h | 199 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 199 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 include/asm-generic/dwarf.h
> > diff --git a/include/asm-generic/dwarf.h b/include/asm-generic/dwarf.h
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..c705633c2a8f
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/include/asm-generic/dwarf.h
> > @@ -0,0 +1,199 @@
> > +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> > + *
> > + * Architecture independent definitions of DWARF.
> > + *
> > + * Copyright (C) 2019 Changbin Du <changbin.du@xxxxxxxxx>
> You're claiming copyright on dwarf definitions? ;-)
> I'm thinking only Oracle was daft enough to think stuff like that was
ok, let me remove copyright line. I think SPDX claim is okay, right?
> Also; I think it would be very good to not use/depend on DWARF for this.
It only includes the DWARF expersion opcodes, not all of dwarf stuffs.
> You really don't need all of DWARF; I'm thikning you only need a few
> types; for location we already have regs_get_kernel_argument() which
> has all the logic to find the n-th argument.
regs_get_kernel_argument() can handle most cases, but if the size of one paramater
exceeds 64bit (it is rare in kernel), we must recalculate the locations. So I think
dwarf location descriptor is the most accurate one.