Re: [PATCH 1/1] perf symbols: Use the buildids if present
From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
Date: Thu Nov 05 2009 - 07:02:16 EST
Em Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 09:27:33AM +0100, Ingo Molnar escreveu:
> * Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> >> From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo<acme@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Now 'perf record' will intercept PERF_RECORD_MMAP calls, creating a
> >> linked list of DSOs, then when the session finishes, it will traverse
> >> this list and read the buildids, stashing them at the end of the file
> >> and will set up a new feature bit in the header bitmask.
> >> 'perf report' will then notice this feature and populate the 'dsos' list
> >> and set the build ids.
> >> When reading the symtabs it will refuse to load from a file that doesn't
> >> have the same build id.
> >> Example:
> >> [root@doppio ~]# perf report | head
> >> /home/acme/bin/perf with build id b1ea544ac3746e7538972548a09aadecc5753868 not found, continuing without symbols
> >> # Samples: 2621434559
> >> #
> >> # Overhead Command Shared Object Symbol
> >> # ........ ............... ............................. ......
> >> #
> >> 7.91% init [kernel] [k] read_hpet
> >> 7.64% init [kernel] [k] mwait_idle_with_hints
> >> 7.60% swapper [kernel] [k] read_hpet
> >> 7.60% swapper [kernel] [k] mwait_idle_with_hints
> >> 3.65% init [kernel] [k] 0xffffffffa02339d9
> >> [root@doppio ~]#
> >> In this case the 'perf' binary was an older one, vanished, so it the symbols
> >> probably wouldn't match.
> >> Next patches will support the kernel as well, reading the build id notes for it
> >> and the modules from /sys.
> > Great! then I can use it on 'perf probe' to check the dwarf binary is
> > same as running kernel.
Yes, at perf record I'll always get the build id from /sys/kernel/notes
and insert it in the buildid table, then at 'perf report' it will match
it against the file from where it is getting the symbols, be it
/proc/kallsyms or the vmlinux file, be it one specified in the command
line, found on some standard location (/sys/kernel/`uname
-r`/build/vmlinux) or from some new /sys file, as Ingo suggests.
The resulting infrastructure can then be used in perf probe to match
running kernel buildid against the vmlinux used.
> >> Another patch should also introduce a new plumbing command:
> >> 'perf list-buildids'
> >> that will then be used in porcelain that is distro specific to
> >> fetch -debuginfo packages where such buildids are present. This will in turn
> >> allow for one to run 'perf record' in one machine and 'perf report' in another.
> > Hmm, so, will this command list up all debuginfo files with buildids?
> > If so, can it also find a kernel binary built locally?
> Arnaldo, how about adding the kernel binary's build path to
> /sys/kernel/notes, during the kernel build? (With perhaps a .config
> override as well, for package builds.)
> That object might or might not exist, and if it does not exist, or if
> there is a buildid mismatch, we can fall back to 'well known' places for
> kernel/module binaries.
Yeah, I'll do that. I haven't touched much of the kernel because I'm
trying to use what is already there to the fullest extent.
But there are things to do in the kernel (and wiki), yeah:
1. atomically generate mmap events, keeping the synthesize mmap/comm
events that traverses /proc/ pidspace just for older kernels
2. insert the buildid in the PERF_RECORD_MMAP events
3. kernel binary build path
4. write such entries in the perf wiki TODO page
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