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SubjectRe: Getting empty callchain from perf_callchain_kernel()
On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 04:04:48PM +0000, Song Liu wrote:
> Hi Josh,
>
> Have you got luck fixing the ORC side?

Here's the ORC fix. It's needed in addition to the bpf frame pointer
fix (the previous patch). I'll clean the patches up and post them soon.

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c b/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
index 33b66b5c5aec..a2337460b1a3 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/unwind_orc.c
@@ -128,6 +128,16 @@ static struct orc_entry null_orc_entry = {
.type = ORC_TYPE_CALL
};

+/* Fake frame pointer entry -- used as a fallback for generated code */
+static struct orc_entry orc_fp_entry = {
+ .type = ORC_TYPE_CALL,
+ .sp_reg = ORC_REG_BP,
+ .sp_offset = 16,
+ .bp_reg = ORC_REG_PREV_SP,
+ .bp_offset = -16,
+ .end = 0,
+};
+
static struct orc_entry *orc_find(unsigned long ip)
{
static struct orc_entry *orc;
@@ -392,8 +402,16 @@ bool unwind_next_frame(struct unwind_state *state)
* calls and calls to noreturn functions.
*/
orc = orc_find(state->signal ? state->ip : state->ip - 1);
- if (!orc)
- goto err;
+ if (!orc) {
+ /*
+ * As a fallback, try to assume rbp is the frame pointer. This
+ * is useful for generated code like BPF. Since this is a
+ * guess, the rest of the unwind is no longer considered
+ * reliable.
+ */
+ orc = &orc_fp_entry;
+ state->error = true;
+ }

/* End-of-stack check for kernel threads: */
if (orc->sp_reg == ORC_REG_UNDEFINED) {
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