Subject: kernel profiling..
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From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 02/22/1999 11:26:54
I've finally kludged kernel profiling into working. (I've done a full
kernel re-build with profiling turned on, and got the same binaries as
with a non- profiling kernel._)
It turns out that if I builda both locore.o and kern_synch.o without
profililng, profiling works. (I don t recall if all the chagnes to
<mips/profile.h> are in the tree; the machine is off for reasons
beyond my control.)
I double-checked that if trap.o and locore_mips3.o are built with
profiling enabled (-pg / -DGPROF), then profillng still woriks.
It's just locore.o and kern_synch.o
That strongly suggests some kind of stack-layout dependency between
the context-switch code in kern_synch.c and locore.S. I didnt' see
anything obvious last night, though.
I'd be _very_ happy if someone can see anything wrong.
If we get really lucky, it may also fix the kernel div traps when
using gas from binutils-2.9.1 which I consistently see on a 5000/150.
Meanwhile, the bad news is, pmap_zero_page() still looks like a real
pig for big compile workloads -- ~30% of kernel time -- , followed by
thanks once again to everyone who offered opinions.