Using build-ids in perf tools was Re: [PATCH -tip perf/probes00/10] x86 insn decoder bugfixes

From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date: Tue Nov 03 2009 - 07:35:50 EST

Em Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 08:24:39AM +0100, Ingo Molnar escreveu:
> * Roland McGrath <roland@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > As Frank mentioned, the kernel's and modules' allocated ELF notes (and
> > thus build IDs) are already exposed in /sys. Tools like "eu-unstrip
> > -nk" use this information today.
> Ah, i didnt realize we link with --build-id already, unconditonally,
> since v2.6.23 (if ld supports it):
> | From 18991197b4b588255ccabf472ebc84db7b66a19c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> | Subject: [PATCH] Use --build-id ld option
> So we have an SHA1 build-id already on the vmlinux and on modules, and
> it's exposed in /sys/*/*/notes. Just have to make use of it in
> tools/perf too.

I wasn't aware this was done upstream, ass-umed that it was only on
kernel specfiles, will cook up a patch for consideration.

- Arnaldo
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