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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/5] perf/sdt: ELF support for SDT
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Hi Hemant,

On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:27:53 +0530, Hemant Kumar wrote:
> This patch serves the initial support to identify and list SDT events in binaries.
> When programs containing SDT markers are compiled, gcc with the help of assembler
> directives identifies them and places them in the section ".note.stapsdt". To find
> these markers from the binaries, one needs to traverse through this section and
> parse the relevant details like the name, type and location of the marker. Also,
> the original location could be skewed due to the effect of prelinking. If that is
> the case, the locations need to be adjusted.
>
> The functions in this patch open a given ELF, find out the SDT section, parse the
> relevant details, adjust the location (if necessary) and populate them in a list.
>
> Signed-off-by: Hemant Kumar <hemant@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

Acked-by: Namhyung Kim <namhyung@kernel.org>

Just a nitpick below..


> +static int construct_sdt_notes_list(Elf *elf, struct list_head *sdt_notes)
> +{
> + GElf_Ehdr ehdr;
> + Elf_Scn *scn = NULL;
> + Elf_Data *data;
> + GElf_Shdr shdr;
> + size_t shstrndx, next;
> + GElf_Nhdr nhdr;
> + size_t name_off, desc_off, offset;
> + int ret = 0;
> +
> + if (gelf_getehdr(elf, &ehdr) == NULL) {
> + ret = -EBADF;
> + goto out_ret;
> + }
> + if (elf_getshdrstrndx(elf, &shstrndx) != 0) {
> + ret = -EBADF;
> + goto out_ret;
> + }
> +
> + /* Look for the required section */
> + scn = elf_section_by_name(elf, &ehdr, &shdr, SDT_NOTE_SCN, NULL);
> + if (!scn) {
> + ret = -ENOENT;
> + goto out_ret;
> + }
> +
> + if (!(shdr.sh_type == SHT_NOTE) || (shdr.sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC)) {

I think the below is more readable:

if ((shdr.sh_type != SHT_NOTE) || (shdr.sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC)) {

Other than that, looks good to me!

Thanks,
Namhyung


> + ret = -ENOENT;
> + goto out_ret;
> + }
> +
> + data = elf_getdata(scn, NULL);
> +
> + /* Get the SDT notes */
> + for (offset = 0; (next = gelf_getnote(data, offset, &nhdr, &name_off,
> + &desc_off)) > 0; offset = next) {
> + if (nhdr.n_namesz == sizeof(SDT_NOTE_NAME) &&
> + !memcmp(data->d_buf + name_off, SDT_NOTE_NAME,
> + sizeof(SDT_NOTE_NAME))) {
> + ret = populate_sdt_note(&elf, ((data->d_buf) + desc_off),
> + nhdr.n_descsz, nhdr.n_type,
> + sdt_notes);
> + if (ret < 0)
> + goto out_ret;
> + }
> + }
> + if (list_empty(sdt_notes))
> + ret = -ENOENT;
> +
> +out_ret:
> + return ret;
> +}


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