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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 09/17] arm64: disable function graph tracing with SCS
On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 4:03 AM Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> wrote:
> I'm guessing it's difficult to always figure out the SCS slot for an
> instrumented callsite unless we pass this explicitly from the ftrace
> entry code, so we'd probably have to change some common infrastructure
> for that.
>
> We have a similar issue with pointer authentication, and we're solving
> that with -fpatchable-function-entry, which allows us to hook the
> callsite before it does anything with the return address. IIUC we could
> use the same mechanism here (and avoid introducing a third).
>
> Are there plans to implement -fpatchable-function-entry on the clang
> side?

I'm not sure if there are plans at the moment, but if this feature is
needed for PAC, adding it to clang shouldn't be a problem. Nick, did
you have any thoughts on this?

Sami

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