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Date:   Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:44:33 +0900
From:   Masami Hiramatsu <>
To:     Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,
        Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc:     "Frank Ch . Eigler" <>,
        Aaron Merey <>,
        Daniel Thompson <>,
        Masami Hiramatsu <>,
Subject: [PATCH 0/2] perf probe: Support debuginfod client


Here is a couple of patches to enable debuginfod support on
perf probe command. This allows users to access debuginfo binary
from remote device. 

Since the perf-probe heavily depends on the debuginfo, debuginfod
gives us many benefits on the perf probe command on remote
machine, especially for the embedded devices.

Here is an example (copied from [2/2])

1. at first you need to start debuginfod on the host machine.
   -F option scans local debuginfo binary. (You don't need to pass
   the source tree, but you must keep the source tree untouched)

  (host) $ cd PATH/TO/KBUILD/DIR/
  (host) $ debuginfod -F .

2. In the remote machine, you need to set DEBUGINFOD_URLS.
   debuginfod uses 8002 tcp port.

  (remote) # export DEBUGINFOD_URLS="http://$HOST_IP:8002/"

3. Then you can use the perf probe (it can refer the source code)

  (remote) # perf probe -L vfs_read
        0  ssize_t vfs_read(struct file *file, char __user *buf, size_t count, loff_t *pos)
        2         ssize_t ret;

                  if (!(file->f_mode & FMODE_READ))
                          return -EBADF;
        6         if (!(file->f_mode & FMODE_CAN_READ))
                          return -EINVAL;
        8         if (unlikely(!access_ok(buf, count)))
                          return -EFAULT;

       11         ret = rw_verify_area(READ, file, pos, count);
       12         if (ret)
                          return ret;
                  if (count > MAX_RW_COUNT)

  (remote) # perf probe -a "vfs_read count"
  Added new event:
    probe:vfs_read       (on vfs_read with count)

  (remote) # perf probe -l
    probe:vfs_read       (on vfs_read@...c/linux/fs/read_write.c with count)

Thank you,


Masami Hiramatsu (2):
      perf probe: Fix to adjust symbol address with correct reloc_sym address
      perf probe: Fall back to debuginfod query if debuginfo and source not found

 tools/perf/util/probe-event.c  |   60 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 tools/perf/util/probe-finder.c |   56 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 tools/perf/util/probe-finder.h |    7 +++--
 3 files changed, 112 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

Masami Hiramatsu (Linaro) <>

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