perf archive: Correct cutting of symbolic link
authorChanho Park <chanho61.park@samsung.com>
Mon, 2 Apr 2012 06:28:29 +0000 (15:28 +0900)
committerVarun Wadekar <vwadekar@nvidia.com>
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 06:14:22 +0000 (11:14 +0530)
commitd701a0cce339692f6fde3f1bca8763ffe93c4006
tree8f4575c71178073acfb50a9258684bf21e6fdaa1
parent38f4a66edd9aca8667fbf4878360584ad1f78f07
perf archive: Correct cutting of symbolic link

If a '$PERF_BUILDID_DIR'(typically $HOME/.debug) is a symbolic link
directory, cutting of the path will fail.

Here is an example where a buildid directory is a symbolic link.

/ # ls -al /root
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            13 Mar 26  2012 /root -> opt/home/root
/ # cd ~
/opt/home/root # perf record -a -g sleep 1
[ perf record: Woken up 1 times to write data ]
[ perf record: Captured and wrote 0.322 MB perf.data (~14057 samples) ]
/opt/home/root # perf archive
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
Now please run:

$ tar xvf perf.data.tar.bz2 -C ~/.debug

wherever you need to run 'perf report' on.
/opt/home/root # mkdir temp
/opt/home/root # tar xf perf.data.tar.bz2 -C ./temp
/opt/home/root # find ./temp -name "*kernel*"
./temp/opt/home/root/.debug/[kernel.kallsyms]

-> If successfully cut off the path, [kernel.kallsyms] is located
in top of the archived file.

This patch enables to cut correctly even if the buildid directory
is a symbolic link.

Signed-off-by: Chanho Park <chanho61.park@samsung.com>
Signed-off-by: Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@samsung.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Cc: Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@samsung.com>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1333348109-12598-1-git-send-email-chanho61.park@samsung.com
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
tools/perf/perf-archive.sh