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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 06/10] Uprobes: Support SDT markers having reference count (semaphore)
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Hi Srikar,

On 07/04/2018 02:46 PM, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
>>
>> I'm not sure if I get your concerns but let me try to explain what happens
>> in such cases. please let me know if I misunderstood your point.
>>
>> 1. Install a probe using perf.
>> # ./perf probe sdt_tick:loop2
>>
>>
>>
>> Does this explain your concerns?
>>
>
>
> No, this was not my concern.
> My concern is with two users on the same USDT.
> 1. First user enables the probe point but doesn't increment the ref_cnt.
> via uprobe_register
>
> 2. Second user tries to enable the probe point and also increments the
> ref_cnt via uprobe_register_refctr.


Ok got it. uprobe_register_refctr() will return with error because we don't
allow one uprobe(inode+offset) with multiple reference counter.

i.e. If inode+offset matches for two uprobes, ref_ctr_offset must match as
well. Patch 8/10 takes care of this.


>
> 3. If the second user now removes the probe point via uprobe_unregister.
>
> 4. What is the state of the ref_cnt?
>
> --
> Thanks and Regards
> Srikar
>

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