Re: perf tools: Question about kmem and kernel symbol resolution

From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date: Thu Jul 31 2014 - 10:27:21 EST

Em Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 05:35:32PM +0900, Namhyung Kim escreveu:
> I'm looking kernel symbol mismatch issue, and found something in perf
> kmem code. The commit e727ca73f85d ("perf kmem: Resolve kernel
> symbols again") added perf_session__create_kernel_maps() but I don't
> know why. Why did it miss the MMAP event?

> I think if we create a kernel maps at report time, it might not match
> to samples in a if it's recorded on a different kernel.
> This is the main reason of the mismatch problem I'm currently chasing
> IMHO. What am I missing?

>From a quick look, nothing, i.e. we can not call
perf_session__create_kernel_maps() at that point, as it will create the
kernel maps from the running kernel and use it with events from the
kernel that was in place when the file being processed was

Perhaps that problem was fixed somewhere else and we should just revert
that patch?

Have you tried just reverting it and checking that the results are the
expected ones? I.e. that there is the kernel MMAP event in
file and that it gets properly processed?

- Arnaldo
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