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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf annotate: fix parsing aarch64 branch instructions after objdump update
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On 08/24/2018 02:10 AM, Kim Phillips wrote:
> Starting with binutils 2.28, aarch64 objdump adds comments to the
> disassembly output to show the alternative names of a condition code [1].
>
> It is assumed that commas in objdump comments could occur in other arches
> now or in the future, so this fix is arch-independent.
>
> The fix could have been done with arm64 specific jump__parse and
> jump__scnprintf functions, but the jump__scnprintf instruction would
> have to have its comment character be a literal, since the scnprintf
> functions cannot receive a struct arch easily.
>
> This inconvenience also applies to the generic jump__scnprintf, which
> is why we add a raw_comment pointer to struct ins_operands, so the
> __parse function assigns it to be re-used by its corresponding __scnprintf
> function.
>
> Example differences in 'perf annotate --stdio2' output on an
> aarch64 perf.data file:
>
> BEFORE: → b.cs ffff200008133d1c <unwind_frame+0x18c> // b.hs, dffff7ecc47b
> AFTER : ↓ b.cs 18c
>
> BEFORE: → b.cc ffff200008d8d9cc <get_alloc_profile+0x31c> // b.lo, b.ul, dffff727295b
> AFTER : ↓ b.cc 31c
>
> The branch target labels 18c and 31c also now appear in the output:
>
> BEFORE: add x26, x29, #0x80
> AFTER : 18c: add x26, x29, #0x80
>
> BEFORE: add x21, x21, #0x8
> AFTER : 31c: add x21, x21, #0x8
>
> The Fixes: tag below is added so stable branches will get the update; it
> doesn't necessarily mean that commit was broken at the time, rather it
> didn't withstand the aarch64 objdump update.
>
> Tested no difference in output for sample x86_64, power arch perf.data files.

Tested, no difference in output on s390. Just to let you know.
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