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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/3] arm64: implement ftrace with regs
On Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:18:19 +0000
Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 02:19:07PM +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:

> > Other architectures do rely on that. That's exactly for example why
> > on x86 we use '-pg -mfentry', to make sure we hook the function
> > *before* prologue.
>
> Ah, I'd missed -mfentry for x86. I now see that's also the case with
> __gnu_mcount_nc on arch/arm, so that covers my confusion.

Yes, fentry used to be the prerequisite, but it's everything but
portable. PPC64 already had the profile-kernel switch, which was
becoming just usable as we got at live patching.

I'm hoping that the patchable-function-entry will become the future
de-facto standard.

Torsten

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