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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/20] objtool: UACCESS validation v3
On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 01:18:41PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Mar 2019 09:45:35 -0800
> Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 9:38 AM Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Also; it seems to me that something PT, or maybe even simply:
> > >
> > > perf -e branches -e branch-misses
> > >
> > > would get you similar or sufficient information.

> I currently have one of my engineers looking at the data and may be
> sending patches soon. It's basically an entry level way to get into
> kernel development. Note, no patch will be sent just because of the
> data from the profiling. The task is to look at and understand the
> code, and see if it can be optimized (with likely/unlikely or flow
> changes). It's a way to get a better understanding of the kernel in
> various locations. It is by no means "profiler said this, lets change
> it." All changes must be rational, and make sense. The profiler is only
> used to help find those places.

Can't you just have those same engineers look at perf data? This seems
like a very expensive and convoluted way of getting something.

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