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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] ftrace: introdue ftrace_call_init
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Hi,

On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:27:38 +0200 (CEST) Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz> wrote:
>
>
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2019, Jisheng Zhang wrote:
>
> > On some arch, the FTRACE_WITH_REGS is implemented with gcc's
> > -fpatchable-function-entry (=2), gcc adds 2 NOPs at the beginning
> > of each function, so this makes the MCOUNT_ADDR useless. In ftrace
> > common framework, MCOUNT_ADDR is mostly used to "init" the nop, so
> > let's introcude ftrace_call_init().
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jisheng Zhang <Jisheng.Zhang@synaptics.com>
> > ---
> > include/linux/ftrace.h | 1 +
> > kernel/trace/ftrace.c | 4 ++++
> > 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/ftrace.h b/include/linux/ftrace.h
> > index 8a8cb3c401b2..8175ffb671f0 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/ftrace.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/ftrace.h
> > @@ -458,6 +458,7 @@ extern void ftrace_regs_caller(void);
> > extern void ftrace_call(void);
> > extern void ftrace_regs_call(void);
> > extern void mcount_call(void);
> > +extern int ftrace_call_init(struct module *mod, struct dyn_ftrace *rec);
> >
> > void ftrace_modify_all_code(int command);
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/trace/ftrace.c b/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
> > index eca34503f178..9df5a66a6811 100644
> > --- a/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
> > +++ b/kernel/trace/ftrace.c
> > @@ -2500,7 +2500,11 @@ ftrace_code_disable(struct module *mod, struct dyn_ftrace *rec)
> > if (unlikely(ftrace_disabled))
> > return 0;
> >
> > +#ifdef MCOUNT_ADDR
> > ret = ftrace_make_nop(mod, rec, MCOUNT_ADDR);
> > +#else
> > + ret = ftrace_call_init(mod, rec);
> > +#endif
> > if (ret) {
> > ftrace_bug_type = FTRACE_BUG_INIT;
> > ftrace_bug(ret, rec);
>
> I may be missing something, but the patch does not seem to be complete.
> There is no ftrace_call_init() implemented. MCOUNT_ADDR is still defined,
> so it does not change much. I don't think it is what Mark had in his mind.
>

Yes, except arm64, MCOUNT_ADDR is still defined in other arch. If we want
to remove MCOUNT_ADDR from all arch, I will cook patches for this purpose.

Thanks

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