Re: [PATCH] ARM64: perf: support dwarf unwinding in compat mode
From: Jean Pihet
Date: Fri Jan 17 2014 - 04:00:18 EST
Some more thoughts below
On 16 January 2014 14:47, Jean Pihet <jean.pihet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 16 January 2014 13:57, Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:26:53PM +0000, Jean Pihet wrote:
>>> On 16 January 2014 12:56, Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> > In your previous series, compat backtracing is actually split out into a
>>> > separate function (compat_user_backtrace), so it would be more consistent to
>>> > have a compat_user_stack_pointer macro, rather than add this check here.
> The compat_user_backtrace function is used to unwind using the frame
> pointer, it is not used to unwind using the dwarf info (which uses the
> user stack pointer).
>>> Do you mean this change instead?
>> I don't think so...
>>> diff --git a/kernel/events/internal.h b/kernel/events/internal.h
>>> index 569b2187..9b88d2e 100644
>>> --- a/kernel/events/internal.h
>>> +++ b/kernel/events/internal.h
>>> @@ -185,7 +185,8 @@ static inline bool arch_perf_have_user_stack_dump(void)
>>> return true;
>>> -#define perf_user_stack_pointer(regs) user_stack_pointer(regs)
>>> +#define perf_user_stack_pointer(regs) \
>>> + (!compat_user_mode(regs)) ? ((regs)->sp) : ((regs)->compat_sp)
>> This doesn't belong in core code; compat_user_mode and the fields of regs
>> are arm64-specific.
>> So I suppose you need to rework your original patch to
>> call compat_user_stack_pointer (which we already define in compat.h for
>> arm64) if compat_user_mode(regs)).
> The perf core code calls perf_user_stack_pointer(regs) to retrieve the
> stack pointer, with perf_user_stack_pointer(regs) defined as
> The problem is that perf is not aware of the compat mode, so every
> arch has to implement user_stack_pointer(regs) correctly.
> For this reason I think the first patch proposal is the right one
> unless the perf core code is redesigned to handle different ABIs. Do
> you see a better implementation?
>> The problem there is the inconsistency with respect to the regs argument:
>> user_stack_pointer(regs) // Returns user stack pointer for regs
>> current_user_stack_pointer() // Returns current user stack pointer
>> compat_user_stack_pointer() // Doesn't take a regs argument!
>> On top of that, x86 treats those last two functions differently when current
>> is a compat task.
>> So the simplest thing would be to make compat_user_stack_pointer expand to
>> user_stack_pointer(current_pt_regs()) on arm64 and merge that in with your
>> original patch fixing user_stack_pointer.
I see 2 issues in your proposal:
1) user_stack_pointer(regs) calls compat_user_stack_pointer if
compat_user_mode(regs)) and compat_user_stack_pointer expands to
user_stack_pointer. I see a circular dependency in the macros.
2) current_pt_regs() returns the current task regs although perf
passes a regs struct that had been recorded previously.
Am I missing something?
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