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Date:	Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:05:16 +0200
From:	Török Edwin <>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc:	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	LKML <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Arjan van de Ven <>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] New utility: 'trace'

On Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:51:52 +0100
Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-11-17 at 14:47 +0200, Török Edwin wrote:
> > I see --call-graph in the trace record -h output, but it doesn't
> > seem to work on x86_64 for me.
> If you want to unwind userspace you need to build everything with
> framepointers -- sadly some people have been lobbying to remove
> framepointers from all distro builds, even though on x86_64 its nearly
> free (i386 does have a significant performance benefit, sadly).
> There's some work on-going to simply copy out the top of stack and let
> dwarves go wild at it in userspace, but that isn't done yet.

Even without frame-pointers I should see at least the first caller in
userspace, since that can be obtained by reading the return address of
the syscall, right?
I don't see any difference in the output of 'trace report' thats why
I'm asking it is implemented at all right now, or I need additional
flags to see it.

I do see some difference in output of 'perf record -g/perf report'

Best regards,

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