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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] tracing: kprobes: Prohibit probing on notrace functions
On Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:53:01 +0900
Masami Hiramatsu <> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:54:12 -0400
> Francis Deslauriers <> wrote:
> > From: Masami Hiramatsu <>
> >
> > Prohibit kprobe-events probing on notrace function.
> > Since probing on the notrace function can cause recursive
> > event call. In most case those are just skipped, but
> > in some case it falls into infinite recursive call.
> BTW, I'm considering to add an option to allow putting
> kprobes on notrace function - just for debugging
> ftrace by kprobes. That is "developer only" option
> so generally it should be disabled, but for debugging
> the ftrace, we still need it. Or should I introduce
> another kprobes module for debugging it?

No, I think the former is better (to add an option to allow putting
kprobes on notrace functions). By default we let people protect
themselves. But if then provide a switch that lets you do things that
might let you shoot yourself in the foot.

BTW, I'm now leaving on vacation. I'll be back on the 23rd and will be
looking for patches that I should be pulling in then.


-- Steve
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