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[PATCH v8 00/16] ftrace for MIPS

To:, Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: [PATCH v8 00/16] ftrace for MIPS
From: Wu Zhangjin <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 14:30:31 +0800
Cc: Wu Zhangjin <>, Frederic Weisbecker <>, Ingo Molnar <>, Nicholas Mc Guire <>, David Daney <>, Richard Sandiford <>, Patrik Kluba <>, Thomas Gleixner <>, Michal Simek <>, "Maciej W . Rozycki" <>,,,,
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From: Wu Zhangjin <>

This patchset adds ftrace support for MIPS, including static ftracer, dynamic
ftracer and function graph tracer, and also, a MIPS specific
trace_clock_local() function is added to get high precision timestamp.

Differ from the v7, This v8 revision incoporates the feedbacks from David, Ralf
and Maciej. thanks goes to them.

  o Remove the needless -mlong-calls introduced in the old "tracing: add static
  function tracer support for MIPS"

    static ftracer already support module tracing for there is an existing
    -mlong-calls for modules in arch/mips/Makefile:
        MODFLAGS                        += -mlong-calls

  o Make dynamic ftracer work without -mlong-calls.

    Now, we need to consider the kernel and module respectively, the kernel part
    is without -mlong-calls, the module part is with -mlong-calls.
    In scripts/, we need to get the right offset, and in
    arch/mips/kernel/ftrace.c, we need to replace the right instruction in
    ftrace_make_nop() & ftrace_make_call().

    And what I must mention here:

      I. we will not really get the offset of calling to _mcount in
      scripts/ for the modules with -mlong-calls, we get the
      offset of "lui,v1,hi16_mcount".

     II. and in the ftrace_make_nop(), we not really replace the instruction by 
     nop, but by a "b 1f" instead. so, ftrace_make_nop not mean its original

  o Make function graph tracer work without -mlong-calls

    'Cause -pg with and without -mlong-calls generate different number of
    instructions, we need to consider this and move the searching pointer to
    the right position in ftrace_get_parent_addr().

All of the updates have been tested with gcc-4.4/binutils-2.19.1 and
gcc-4.5(including David's mcount-ra-address)/binutils-2.20 on a YeeLoong
netbook. and the source code have been pushed into:

git://  linux-mips/dev/ftrace-upstream

BTW: What about this revision? Hope it is the last revision from me, but I can
not promise for the kernel developers are always "rigorous": they need the best
solution ;) So, more feedbacks are welcome!

Thanks & Regards,
        Wu Zhangjin

Wu Zhangjin (16):
  tracing: convert trace_clock_local() as weak function
  tracing: add mips_timecounter_read() for MIPS
  tracing: add MIPS specific trace_clock_local()
  tracing: add static function tracer support for MIPS
  tracing: add an endian argument to scripts/
  tracing: add dynamic function tracer support for MIPS
  tracing: add IRQENTRY_EXIT section for MIPS
  tracing: define a new __time_notrace annotation flag
  tracing: not trace the timecounter_read* in kernel/time/clocksource.c
  tracing: not trace mips_timecounter_read() for MIPS
  tracing: add function graph tracer support for MIPS
  tracing: add dynamic function graph tracer for MIPS
  tracing: make ftrace for MIPS work without -fno-omit-frame-pointer
  tracing: reserve $12(t0) for mcount-ra-address of gcc 4.5
  tracing: make function graph tracer work with -mmcount-ra-address

 arch/mips/Kconfig              |    5 +
 arch/mips/Makefile             |    9 ++
 arch/mips/include/asm/ftrace.h |   97 ++++++++++++++-
 arch/mips/include/asm/irq.h    |   29 +----
 arch/mips/include/asm/time.h   |   20 +++
 arch/mips/kernel/Makefile      |    9 ++
 arch/mips/kernel/csrc-r4k.c    |   42 ++++++
 arch/mips/kernel/ftrace.c      |  275 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/mips/kernel/irq.c         |   30 +++++
 arch/mips/kernel/mcount.S      |  189 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/mips/kernel/mips_ksyms.c  |    5 +
 arch/mips/kernel/smp.c         |    3 +-
 arch/mips/kernel/smtc.c        |   21 ++-
 arch/mips/kernel/time.c        |    2 +
 arch/mips/kernel/trace_clock.c |   33 +++++
 arch/mips/kernel/ |    1 +
 arch/mips/sgi-ip22/ip22-int.c  |    3 +-
 arch/mips/sgi-ip22/ip22-time.c |    3 +-
 include/linux/ftrace.h         |   12 ++
 kernel/time/clocksource.c      |    5 +-
 kernel/trace/trace_clock.c     |    2 +-
 scripts/         |    1 +
 scripts/        |   60 ++++++++-
 23 files changed, 812 insertions(+), 44 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 arch/mips/kernel/ftrace.c
 create mode 100644 arch/mips/kernel/mcount.S
 create mode 100644 arch/mips/kernel/trace_clock.c

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