Franck Bui-Huu wrote:
> 2006/7/27, Thiemo Seufer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> >David Daney wrote:
> >> Atsushi Nemoto wrote:
> >> >Instead of dump all possible address in the stack, unwind the stack
> >> >frame based on prologue code analysis, as like as get_chan() does.
> >> >While the code analysis might fail for some reason, there is a new
> >> >kernel option "raw_show_trace" to disable this feature.
> >> >
> >> >Signed-off-by: Atsushi Nemoto <email@example.com>
> >> Let me start by saying I have not analyzed how all this code works, but
> >> I have done something similar in user space.
> >> Since the kernel ABI does not use gp, many functions may not have a
> >> prolog (especially when compiled with newer versions of GCC). In the
> >> user space case, most leaf functions have no prolog. For the kernel I
> >> would imagine that many non-leaf functions (simple non-leaf functions
> >> that do only a tail call) would also not have a prolog.
> >Non-leaves have to save/restore $31 somewhere, so there should be a
> That's no always true. Consider this simple example:
> void foo_wrapper(int a, int b)
> /* doing some checkings */
> void foo(int a, intb)
> In foo_wrapper(), gcc will generate a "j" instruction (well I guess)
> because once foo() is called and is finished, there's no needs to
> return back to foo_wrapper(). In that case, foo_wrapper() won't have a
Well, with tail call optimisation it isn't a true nested function any
more, the compiler can even reorder and/or combine functions in more
IOW, binary analysis can't be expected to provide full accuracy, but
we can live with a reasonable approximation, I think.