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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.1 058/186] tracing: probeevent: Fix to make the type of $comm string
On Sat, Jun 08, 2019 at 05:31:13PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>On Sat, 1 Jun 2019 09:14:34 -0400
>Sasha Levin <> wrote:
>> From: Masami Hiramatsu <>
>> [ Upstream commit 3dd1f7f24f8ceec00bbbc364c2ac3c893f0fdc4c ]
>> Fix to make the type of $comm "string". If we set the other type to $comm
>> argument, it shows meaningless value or wrong data. Currently probe events
>> allow us to set string array type (e.g. ":string[2]"), or other digit types
>> like x8 on $comm. But since clearly $comm is just a string data, it should
>> not be fetched by other types including array.
>> Link:
>> Cc: Andreas Ziegler <>
>> Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
>> Cc:
>> Fixes: 533059281ee5 ("tracing: probeevent: Introduce new argument fetching code")
>I thought the "AUTOSEL" patches are to find patches that are not marked
>for stable and pull them in. It would be good to differentiate those in
>the subject. As I'm more inclined to audit automatically pulled in ones,
>because those are more likely to be incorrectly backported.

That's indeed the case. I had some experimental changes for this merge
window and apparently some stable tagged patches ended up sneaking in.
Sorry about that!.


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