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From: Peter Oberparleiter <>
To: Tri Vo <>
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/3] gcov: add Clang support
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 15:29:51 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 23.01.2019 00:37, Tri Vo wrote:
> This patch series adds Clang supoprt for gcov.
> Patch 1 refactors existing code in preparation for Clang support.
> Patch 2 implements necessary LLVM runtime hooks and gcov kernel interfaces.
> Patch 3 updates documentation.

Thanks for the updates! I've provided suggestions for some minor
improvements in my other review e-mails.

With those changes applied, the patch set is in my opinion ready for
inclusion into the mainline kernel. My suggestion would be to re-post
the resulting version while putting Andrew Morton on CC as gcov changes
are typically integrated via his tree.

Also I've successfully re-tested this patch set version on s390 using
GCC 7.3.0 to ensure that the existing GCC support is still working.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to test the Clang version due to some
compile problems on s390 (unrelated to this patch set).

If you haven't done so, I would like to suggest to run the following
tests with the Clang gcov-kernel version that should catch problems in
some corner cases:

1. Unload a module, then use llvm-cov on the associated coverage file.

   Expectation: correct llvm-cov output including coverage of module
   exit code.

2. Unload a module, modify its source, re-compile it and load it again,
   then use llvm-cov on the associated coverage file.

   Expectation: kernel message "discarding saved data", correct llvm-cov
   output with no coverage of module exit code.

3. Unload a module, then reset all coverage data by writing to

   Expectation: all coverage files associated with the module are
   removed from debugfs.

Peter Oberparleiter
Linux on Z Development - IBM Germany

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-03-05 14:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-01-22 23:37 [PATCH v3 0/3] gcov: add Clang support Tri Vo
2019-01-22 23:37 ` [PATCH v3 1/3] gcov: Clang: move common GCC code into gcc_base.c Tri Vo
2019-03-05 13:40   ` Peter Oberparleiter
2019-01-22 23:37 ` [PATCH v3 2/3] gcov: Clang support Tri Vo
2019-03-05 13:57   ` Peter Oberparleiter
2019-01-22 23:37 ` [PATCH v3 3/3] gcov: docs: add a note on GCC vs Clang differences Tri Vo
2019-01-22 23:50   ` Nick Desaulniers
2019-03-05 14:07   ` Peter Oberparleiter
2019-02-07  0:52 ` [PATCH v3 0/3] gcov: add Clang support Nick Desaulniers
2019-02-22  0:57   ` Nick Desaulniers
2019-03-05 14:29 ` Peter Oberparleiter [this message]
2019-03-12  4:57   ` Tri Vo

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