[PATCH 1/3] powerpc: kprobes: fix handling of function offsets on ABIv2

Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli ananth at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Feb 14 19:41:34 AEDT 2017

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 02:08:01PM +0530, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
> commit 239aeba76409 ("perf powerpc: Fix kprobe and kretprobe handling
> with kallsyms on ppc64le") changed how we use the offset field in struct
> kprobe on ABIv2. perf now offsets from the GEP (Global entry point) if an
> offset is specified and otherwise chooses the LEP (Local entry point).
> Fix the same in kernel for kprobe API users. We do this by extending
> kprobe_lookup_name() to accept an additional parameter to indicate the
> offset specified with the kprobe registration. If offset is 0, we return
> the local function entry and return the global entry point otherwise.
> With:
> 	# cd /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/
> 	# echo "p _do_fork" >> kprobe_events
> 	# echo "p _do_fork+0x10" >> kprobe_events
> before this patch:
> 	# cat ../kprobes/list
> 	c0000000000d0748  k  _do_fork+0x8    [DISABLED]
> 	c0000000000d0758  k  _do_fork+0x18    [DISABLED]
> 	c0000000000412b0  k  kretprobe_trampoline+0x0    [OPTIMIZED]
> and after:
> 	# cat ../kprobes/list
> 	c0000000000d04c8  k  _do_fork+0x8    [DISABLED]
> 	c0000000000d04d0  k  _do_fork+0x10    [DISABLED]
> 	c0000000000412b0  k  kretprobe_trampoline+0x0    [OPTIMIZED]
> Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Acked-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

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