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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: Generalize and rename notify_page_fault() as kprobe_page_fault()
On Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:37:24 +0530 Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com> wrote:

> Architectures which support kprobes have very similar boilerplate around
> calling kprobe_fault_handler(). Use a helper function in kprobes.h to unify
> them, based on the x86 code.
>
> This changes the behaviour for other architectures when preemption is
> enabled. Previously, they would have disabled preemption while calling the
> kprobe handler. However, preemption would be disabled if this fault was
> due to a kprobe, so we know the fault was not due to a kprobe handler and
> can simply return failure.
>
> This behaviour was introduced in the commit a980c0ef9f6d ("x86/kprobes:
> Refactor kprobes_fault() like kprobe_exceptions_notify()")
>
> ...
>
> --- a/arch/arm/mm/fault.c
> +++ b/arch/arm/mm/fault.c
> @@ -30,28 +30,6 @@
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_MMU
>
> -#ifdef CONFIG_KPROBES
> -static inline int notify_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned int fsr)

Some architectures make this `static inline'. Others make it
`nokprobes_inline', others make it `static inline __kprobes'. The
latter seems weird - why try to put an inline function into
.kprobes.text?

So.. what's the best thing to do here? You chose `static
nokprobe_inline' - is that the best approach, if so why? Does
kprobe_page_fault() actually need to be inlined?

Also, some architectures had notify_page_fault returning int, others
bool. You chose bool and that seems appropriate and all callers are OK
with that.

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