perf report: Allow user to specify path to kallsyms file
David Ahern [Wed, 8 Dec 2010 02:39:46 +0000 (19:39 -0700)]
This is useful for analyzing a perf data file on a different system than
the one data was collected on and still include symbols from loaded
kernel modules in the output.

Commiter note: Updated the man page accordingly.

LKML-Reference: <1291775986-16475-1-git-send-email-daahern@cisco.com>
Signed-off-by: David Ahern <daahern@cisco.com>
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com>

tools/perf/Documentation/perf-report.txt
tools/perf/builtin-report.c
tools/perf/util/symbol.c
tools/perf/util/symbol.h

index 59a1f57..fefea77 100644 (file)
@@ -104,6 +104,9 @@ OPTIONS
 --vmlinux=<file>::
         vmlinux pathname
 
+--kallsyms=<file>::
+        kallsyms pathname
+
 -m::
 --modules::
         Load module symbols. WARNING: This should only be used with -k and
index 904519f..b6a2a89 100644 (file)
@@ -443,6 +443,8 @@ static const struct option options[] = {
                    "dump raw trace in ASCII"),
        OPT_STRING('k', "vmlinux", &symbol_conf.vmlinux_name,
                   "file", "vmlinux pathname"),
+       OPT_STRING(0, "kallsyms", &symbol_conf.kallsyms_name,
+                  "file", "kallsyms pathname"),
        OPT_BOOLEAN('f', "force", &force, "don't complain, do it"),
        OPT_BOOLEAN('m', "modules", &symbol_conf.use_modules,
                    "load module symbols - WARNING: use only with -k and LIVE kernel"),
index a348906..f40c076 100644 (file)
@@ -1830,8 +1830,8 @@ static int dso__load_kernel_sym(struct dso *self, struct map *map,
        const char *kallsyms_filename = NULL;
        char *kallsyms_allocated_filename = NULL;
        /*
-        * Step 1: if the user specified a vmlinux filename, use it and only
-        * it, reporting errors to the user if it cannot be used.
+        * Step 1: if the user specified a kallsyms or vmlinux filename, use
+        * it and only it, reporting errors to the user if it cannot be used.
         *
         * For instance, try to analyse an ARM perf.data file _without_ a
         * build-id, or if the user specifies the wrong path to the right
@@ -1844,6 +1844,11 @@ static int dso__load_kernel_sym(struct dso *self, struct map *map,
         * validation in dso__load_vmlinux and will bail out if they don't
         * match.
         */
+       if (symbol_conf.kallsyms_name != NULL) {
+               kallsyms_filename = symbol_conf.kallsyms_name;
+               goto do_kallsyms;
+       }
+
        if (symbol_conf.vmlinux_name != NULL) {
                err = dso__load_vmlinux(self, map,
                                        symbol_conf.vmlinux_name, filter);
index 038f220..12defbe 100644 (file)
@@ -72,6 +72,7 @@ struct symbol_conf {
                        show_cpu_utilization,
                        initialized;
        const char      *vmlinux_name,
+                       *kallsyms_name,
                        *source_prefix,
                        *field_sep;
        const char      *default_guest_vmlinux_name,