Subject: instrumenting the kernel for coverage
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From: Ben Elliston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/17/2004 11:02:32
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I've been giving some thought to trying to instrument the NetBSD
kernel for coverage analysis. At first, I considered the idea of
having the coverage report sent out at shutdown time via, say, tftp.
Then I read about a Linux kernel patches that adds a tree of
/proc/gcov gcov data files, one per kernel source file, that are
available in a running system. At any stage, you can run gcov against
one of the kernel source files and the coverage information is
extracted on the fly. This seems like a far superior option.
Would anyone be interested in me writing something similar?
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