Re: [RESEND PATCH 0/4] ppc64 LE ABI v2 ftrace-with-regs implementation

From: Torsten Duwe
Date: Fri Jun 19 2015 - 08:17:21 EST

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 10:15:44AM +0300, Denis Kirjanov wrote:
> Hi Torsten,
> could you provide a description how you did test that.

Vanilla kernel, those patches on top, built as described to
Steven in the previous mail (.config attached there, built
natively on ppc64le ABIv2, mentioned tool versions)

make vmlinux, make modules, build initrd
qemu-system-ppc64 -no-reboot -enable-kvm -m 20480 -kernel vmlinux
-initrd initrd.gz -append console=hvc0 -nographic -vga none
cd /sys/kernel/debug/tracing
mkdir instances/Foo
cd instances/Foo
echo function > current_tracer

current_tracer holds "nop" or "function"; the transition is accompanied
by heavy binary patching. When the function tracer is active, almost all
calls go through ftrace_caller. This should be enough for a start; the
proper stack frame layout details for the tracer functions still remain
to be checked...


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