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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] tracepoint: Provide tracepoint_kernel_find_by_name
On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 03:10:31PM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> Provide an API allowing eBPF to lookup core kernel tracepoints by name.
> Given that a lookup by name explicitly requires tracepoint definitions
> to be unique for a given name (no duplicate keys), include a
> WARN_ON_ONCE() check that only a single match is encountered at runtime.
> This should always be the case, given that a DEFINE_TRACE emits a
> __tracepoint_##name symbol, which would cause a link-time error if more
> than one instance is found. Nevertheless, check this at runtime with
> WARN_ON_ONCE() to stay on the safe side.
> Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <>
> CC: Steven Rostedt <>
> CC: Alexei Starovoitov <>
> CC: Peter Zijlstra <>
> CC: Ingo Molnar <>

Mathieu, that's not enough.
Commit log is also wrong.
It needs to state that something like this is needed only because
changing for_each_tracepoint_range() semantics will break lttng.
I'll post a follow up patch shortly.

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