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Date:	Tue, 6 Mar 2012 00:06:35 -0300
From:	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
To:	Arun Sharma <>
Cc:	Peter Zijlstra <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
	Stephane Eranian <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] perf report: auto-detect branch stack sampling mode

Em Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 03:35:35PM -0800, Arun Sharma escreveu:
> Like you probably figured from my other mail, we deal with deeply
> nested callchains with unwieldy function names a lot -- thanks to C++
> and template programming. --tui's collapsing/expanding functionality
> is quite useful to navigate that mess. I'm just taking this
> opportunity to get some attention focused on improving it :)


I can think about other Zoom operations, like zooming into just the
entries where some specific function in its callchains, say the one
under the cursor, appears, etc.
> On 3/5/12 2:26 PM, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> >>Here's an example:
> >>
> >># perf record -ag -- sleep 3
> >># perf report -G -s pid --tui # SIGSEGV
> >
> >Ok, now this is a good report, I managed to reproduce and will work on a
> >fix, thanks,
> Something like this seems to do it for me.
>         offset = addr - sym->start;
> +       len = sym->end - sym->start;
> +       if (offset >= len)
> +               return 0;
> +

That is my fault, I should have added a BUG_ON() spitting out a
callchain in this case, as that function shouldn't be called if the
address is not within its range :-\
> The other problem area seems to be callchains when using -p regexp
> -x options. I'll try to summarize problems there in a separate
> thread.

Please do,

Thanks a lot!

- Arnaldo
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