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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 2/2] tracing: Add support for preempt and irq enable/disable events
On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 04:28:10PM -0700, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> > lockdep implements the trace_hardirq_*() in terms of *_caller(). Would
> > that make sense here?
> In lockdep code, when trace_hardirqs_off is called,
> trace_hardirqs_off_caller would pass CALLER_ADDR0 as
> trace_hardirqs_off.
> Because of this, the first argument passed to time_hardirqs_off would
> always be an offset within trace_hardirqs_off:
> time_hardirqs_off(CALLER_ADDR0, ip);
> Is that intended? Seems to me that in the lockdep implementation of
> trace_hardirqs_* in terms of *_caller(), we would completely miss the
> second-last return address (CALLER_ADDR1) of trace_hardirqs_off().
> Also for the above reasons, I don't think it doesn't make sense to use
> this reuse logic for the tracer. Atleast I feel it might change the
> current behavior of the preempt/irqsoff tracer which I don't intend to
> change with my current patch set.

Hurm.. so I've no clue. I never looked at any of this. I think Ingo
wrote that before I came joined the fun. He might (although unlikely,
because its been _many_ years) still have some memories.

But given that lockdep enabled kernels never got those arguments right,
how useful are they? I mean, nobody seems to have noticed much.

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