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[Xen-devel] Re: [patch 13/26] Xen-paravirt_ops: Consistently wrap paravirt ops callsites to make them patchable

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> I'm conflicted about the dwarf unwinder.  I was off doing other things
> at the time so I missed the pain, but I do have a distinct recollection of
> the back traces on x86_64 being distinctly worse the on i386.  Lately
> I haven't seen that so it may be I was misinterpreting what I was
> seeing, and the compiler optimizations were what gave me such weird
> back traces.  

Well, if you compile x86_64 with frame pointers it helps a bit because
the compiler doesn't tail merge function calls. But the stack backtrace
ignores the frame pointers even if they're present, unlike i386 which
will use them.

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