Bug 1257938 - devname not known for vfs_read/write probes on ppc64
devname not known for vfs_read/write probes on ppc64
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemtap (Show other bugs)
ppc64 Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Frank Ch. Eigler
Depends On: 1065459 1173076
Blocks: 1295396 1305230
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Reported: 2015-08-28 08:26 EDT by Tereza Cerna
Modified: 2017-08-02 02:47 EDT (History)
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2016-07-15 08:09 EDT, Jaroslav Škarvada
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Comment 2 Jaroslav Škarvada 2016-07-15 07:35:37 EDT
This seems like kernel/systemtap. It seems to work OK on other architectures. I think the vfs.write probe should also work on ppc64, reassigning to systemtap. Please reassign if it is kernel.

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# diskdevstat 1 10 0
Comment 3 Jaroslav Škarvada 2016-07-15 08:07:54 EDT
It seems vfs.read/write probes doesn't know devname on ppc64. Attaching stripped down reproducer.
Comment 4 Jaroslav Škarvada 2016-07-15 08:09 EDT
Created attachment 1180124 [details]
Comment 10 Frank Ch. Eigler 2016-12-07 20:33:33 EST
This apparent debuginfo problem can only clumsily be worked around with tapset-level workarounds like the .statement probe.  We don't have facilities to reliably avoid having to hard-code line numbers like that.

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