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SubjectRe: [PATCH -v5 00/17] Rewrite x86/ftrace to use text_poke (and more)
On Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:12:52 +0100
Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:

> Ftrace is one of the last W^X violators (after this only KLP is left). These
> patches move it over to the generic text_poke() interface and thereby get rid
> of this oddity.
> The first 14 patches are the same as in the -v4 posting. The last 3 patches are
> new.
> Will, patch 13, arm/ftrace, is unchanged. This is because this way it preserves
> behaviour, but if you can provide me a tested-by for the simpler variant I can
> drop that in.
> Patch 15 reworks ftrace's event_create_dir(), which ran module code before the
> module was finished loading (before we even applied jump_labels and all that).
> Patch 16 and 17 address minor review feedback.
> Ingo, Alexei wants patch #1 for some BPF stuff, can he get that in a topic branch?

Hi Peter,

I ran this through my entire test suite and it actually passed :-)

Tested-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <> (for the
series, at least the x86 and generic part).

I'm still reviewing this series, I had some questions about patch 5 that
I sent out already.

-- Steve

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