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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip v3 0/7] kprobes/x86: Preempt related enhancements
On 9/19/17 2:58 AM, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> Hi,
> Here is the 3rd version of the series to improve preempt
> related behavior in kprobes/x86. This actually includes
> many enhancements/fixes from the 2nd version, which is
> With the previous patch, lkp-bot reported that an issue
> ( ) and I couldn't
> reproduce it. However, I found a suspicious bug and fixed
> it ([2/7]).
> Also, while I was checking the correct condition for
> *probe handlers in Documentation/kprobes.txt, I also
> found that current implementations for ftrace-based kprobe
> and optprobe were mis-reading the document.
>>From the document, handlers must be run with preempt-
> disabled, but interrupt disabling is not guaranteed.
> So in the middle of this series, patches ([4/7],[5/7],
> [6/7]) adding preempt-disabling and removing irq-disabling.
> And at last, I placed the original patch (Enable optprobe
> The others are just for making sure this fix works well.
> - [1/7] is just adding preemptible checker in kprobe
> smake tests so that we can easily find mistake.
> - [3/7] is adding an assert if user tries to change
> execution path in optprobe, which is obviously
> prohibited in the document (there also be how to
> avoid it.)

all patches look great to me.
Acked-by: Alexei Starovoitov <>

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