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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH -tip 0/9] kprobes: Cleanup jprobe implementation
On Fri,  9 Mar 2018 21:35:17 +0900
Masami Hiramatsu <> 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. 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

-- Steve

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