We are trying to do a code coverage in Android , we are following the process in the gcov.txt in documentation of the sources. We are facing some issues in getting the .gcda files ,
After mounting mount -t debugfs none /sys/debug/kernel
.gcda files are not getting generated in /sys/kernel/debug folder (only reset file is seen) no folders are available.
We are trying to follow the below process:
1. Download the Kernel sources
2. Go to the kernel source directory. Enable the gcov-kernel configuration options:
General setup -->
GCOV-based kernel profiling -->
select "Enable gcov-based kernel profiling"
3. Save and Exit from Menuconfig
In the Makefile of the code to be covered we enable.
GCOV_PROFILE := y
We are also going to the subdirectory or a dependency of driver on other files, the same needs to be added to the Makefile of those respective files/ directories
For android , we are doing a make to generate boot.tar.gz and system.tar.gz.
We flash this into a target using flashdevice.sh (Android specific) . We are able to see .gcno files in the build directory (this confirms coverage is enabled).
After boot in the target,
We do a mount -t debugfs none /sys/debug/kernel
we see there are no .gcda files in the /sys/debug/kernel folder .
Please advise me what could have went wrong or should we do something else to get a .gcda files in the /sys/debug/kernel folder.
Any pointers will be helpful.