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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH -tip 0/9] kprobes: Cleanup jprobe implementation
On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 18:54:02 -0500
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 21:35:17 +0900
> Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > Since we decided to remove jprobe from kernel last year,
> > its APIs are disabled and we worked on moving in-kernel
> > jprobe users to kprobes or trace-events. And now no jprobe
> > users are here anymore.
> >
> > I think it is good time to get rid of jprobe implementation
> > from the kernel. However, I need other arch developers help
> > to complete it, since jprobe is implemented multi arch wide.
> > I can remove those code, but can not test all of those.
> >
> > Here is the series of patches to show how to do that.
> > I tried to remove it from x86 tree. Basically we need to
> > do 3 things;
> >
> > - Remove jprobe functions (register/unregister,
> > setjump/longjump) from generic/arch-dependent code.
> > [1/9][2/9][3/9]
> > - Remove break_handler related code.
> > [4/9][5/9][6/9]
> > - Do not disable preemption on exception handler
> > [7/9][8/9][9/9]
> >
> > The [3/9] and [6/9] are destractive changes except for x86
> > (means causes build errors) since those arch still have some
> > references of those functions. So we need to write patches
> > similar to [2/9] and [5/9] for each arch before applying those.
> > In this series I sorted it as this order just for review,
> > [3/9] and [6/9] should be applied after all archs have
> > been fixed.
> >
> > Also, [7/9] is a kind of destractive, which changes required
> > behavior for the pre_handlers which changes regs->ip.
> > So we also need a patch similar to [7/9] for each arch too.
> > Fortunately, current in-tree such user is very limited, both
> > works only on x86. So it is not hurry, but we need to change
> > arch dependent code.
> >
>
> Hi Masami,
>
> thanks for doing all this. I do want to review this and your other
> patch set.

Thanks!

> I've just been traveling a lot. I came home from California
> yesterday and will be leaving Sunday to Portland for ELC. Will you be
> there?

Oh, no, sorry I'll not be there. Anyway, I will wait for your review. :)

>
> -- Steve


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Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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