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Date:	Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:45:16 +0200
From:	Andi Kleen <>
To:	"Yan, Zheng" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V4 14/16] perf, x86: enable LBR callstack when
 recording callchain

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 04:50:51PM +0800, Yan, Zheng wrote:
> If a task specific event wants user space callchain but does not want
> branch stack sampling, enable the LBR call stack facility implicitly.
> The LBR call stack facility can help perf to get user space callchain
> in case of there is no frame pointer.
> Note: this feature only affects how to get user callchain. The kernel
> callchain is always got by frame pointers.

I'm not sure I like this. If frame pointer works the LBR state saving
is not needed. This would basically always turn it on right?

Perhaps turn it on lazily if the frame pointer resolution fails a few

An explicit switch would be still better.

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