perf record: Add a fallback to the reference relocation symbol
Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo [Tue, 30 Mar 2010 21:27:39 +0000 (18:27 -0300)]
Usually "_text" is enough, but I received reports that its not always
available, so fallback to "_stext" for the symbol we use to check if we
need to apply any relocation to all the symbols in the kernel symtab,
for when, for instance, kexec is being used.

Reported-by: Darren Hart <dvhltc@us.ibm.com>
Reported-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Frédéric Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

tools/perf/builtin-record.c

index 3b8b638..f1411e9 100644 (file)
@@ -563,6 +563,9 @@ static int __cmd_record(int argc, const char **argv)
 
        err = event__synthesize_kernel_mmap(process_synthesized_event,
                                            session, "_text");
+       if (err < 0)
+               err = event__synthesize_kernel_mmap(process_synthesized_event,
+                                                   session, "_stext");
        if (err < 0) {
                pr_err("Couldn't record kernel reference relocation symbol.\n");
                return err;