Bug 182519 - Have elfutil also search /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/vmlinux
Summary: Have elfutil also search /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/vmlinux
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: elfutils   
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Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Roland McGrath
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2006-02-22 23:23 UTC by William Cohen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-12 21:14:35 UTC
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add /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/vmlinux to places to check (555 bytes, patch)
2006-06-20 19:48 UTC, William Cohen
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Description William Cohen 2006-02-22 23:23:29 UTC
Description of problem:

SystemTap uses elfutils to find the kernel information. The current set of paths
searched works fine for stock RPMs installed:

- systemtap looks for the debug info in these locations:
  /boot/vmlinux-`uname -r`
  /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux
  /lib/modules/`uname -r`/vmlinux

However, for locally built custombuild kernels elfutils should also check in
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/vmlinux

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Build kernel locally, e.g. make
2. Install kernel, "make modules_install install"
3. Boot locally built kernel
4. Uses systemtap to attempt to place probe in kernel
Actual results:

systemtap can't find vmlinux file

Expected results:

systemtap finds vmlinux and instruments kernel

Additional info:

Comment 1 William Cohen 2006-06-20 19:48:24 UTC
Created attachment 131219 [details]
add /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/vmlinux to places to check

Comment 2 Roland McGrath 2006-07-12 21:14:35 UTC
The right fix is for systemtap to use more customized interfaces.

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