Re: [PATCH] perf tools: Support bpf prologue for arm64

From: Wangnan (F)
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 06:59:00 EST

On 2015/9/2 18:34, Will Deacon wrote:
On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 09:16:28PM +0100, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
Em Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 03:16:52AM +0000, He Kuang escreveu:
This patch implements arch_get_reg_info() for arm64 to enable
HAVE_BPF_PROLOGUE feature. For arm64, structure pt_regs is not composed
by fields of register names but an array of regs, so here we simply
multiply fixed register size by index number to get the byte offset.
Hi Jean, Will, are you ok with this? Can I have Acked-by or Reviewed-by
tags from you?
Any idea what this applies against? It's difficult to review it without

Anyway, a couple of small comments below.

He, please try to add the authors of the files you change in the CC

- Arnaldo
Signed-off-by: He Kuang <hekuang@xxxxxxxxxx>
tools/perf/arch/arm64/Makefile | 1 +
tools/perf/arch/arm64/util/dwarf-regs.c | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 27 insertions(+)
Any plan to do arch/arm/ too?

diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/arm64/Makefile b/tools/perf/arch/arm64/Makefile
index 7fbca17..1256e6e 100644
--- a/tools/perf/arch/arm64/Makefile
+++ b/tools/perf/arch/arm64/Makefile
@@ -1,3 +1,4 @@
ifndef NO_DWARF
diff --git a/tools/perf/arch/arm64/util/dwarf-regs.c b/tools/perf/arch/arm64/util/dwarf-regs.c
index d49efeb..cb2c50a 100644
--- a/tools/perf/arch/arm64/util/dwarf-regs.c
+++ b/tools/perf/arch/arm64/util/dwarf-regs.c
@@ -10,6 +10,10 @@
#include <stddef.h>
#include <dwarf-regs.h>
+#include <string.h>
+#include <linux/ptrace.h>
+#define PT_REG_SIZE (sizeof(((struct user_pt_regs *)0)->regs[0]))
Why not add an "offset" field to pt_regs_dwarfnum and just calculate
that using offsetof in the GPR_DWARFNUM_NAME macro?

struct pt_regs_dwarfnum {
const char *name;
@@ -78,3 +82,25 @@ const char *get_arch_regstr(unsigned int n)
return roff->name;
return NULL;
+int arch_get_reg_info(const char *name, int *offset)
+ const struct pt_regs_dwarfnum *roff;
+ if (!name || !offset)
+ return -1;
+ for (roff = regdwarfnum_table; roff->name != NULL; roff++) {
+ if (!strcmp(roff->name, name)) {
+ if (roff->dwarfnum < 0)
When is this ever true? Do we need up update REG_DWARFNUM_END to use
a negative index?


Thank you for your review.

Yesterday Arnaldo gave some comment on corresponding function on x86_64,
please see discussion in following two threads:


The conclusion is we should try out best to reuse kernel's regs_query_register_offset()
function, including providing same name and API and reusing its code. However,
we should avoid use it directly from kernel directory. Instead, we should copy them
to perf's directory.

Therefore, He Kuang needs to redo his work after a while.

Any suggestion about code reusing?

For ARM: I don't think this is a hard work. In fact we have tested our perf BPF code
on an ARM board. Haven't provided this because we haven't meet a real profiling task on
ARM which requires fetching argument from BPF program.

Thank you.

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