I need gcov/lcov patches for Linux 2.6.0-test5. Are there any plans to
roll out these patches in near future? Latest patches available are for
I want to capture the coverage on an IA64 architecture. I think
2.6.0-test3 patch does not support that. Are there any plans to support
IA64 as well?
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From: Peter Oberparleiter <oberpapr@so...> - 2003-10-15 08:43:50
On Wednesday 15 October 2003 07:12, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> I need gcov/lcov patches for Linux 2.6.0-test5. Are there any plans to
> roll out these patches in near future? Latest patches available are for
> Linux 2.6.0-test3.
To my knowledge, the linux-2.6.0-test3 patch can also be applied to a
linux-2.6.0-test5 kernel. The only place where the patch process will fail is
in the main Makefile where the kernel EXTRAVERSION test5 should be renamed to
test5-gcov. This can be done manually.
> I want to capture the coverage on an IA64 architecture. I think
> 2.6.0-test3 patch does not support that. Are there any plans to support
> IA64 as well?
Support for new platforms is always welcome but it can only be added when
there is someone with access to such platforms who's willing to implement the
necessary changes. So far, there was noone with access to an IA64 platform.
Most platforms require only trivial changes in two kernel files so I'd like
to encourage you to try those changes and see if it works.
These are the necessary changes in plain text. See the gcov patch (e.g.
arch/x86_64) for actual implementations of these changes:
Insert GCOV options to the end of the configuration menu (just paste the
bit that is added in other platforms).
Insert a symbol declaration to the end of the file (again, just paste the
bit from other platforms).
If you manage to get it to work properly, we'd be very much interested in
adding the IA64 support to future versions of the GCOV patch.