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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] kprobes: Remove MODULES dependency
On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 02:45:19AM +0300, Jarkko Sakkinen wrote:
> Remove MODULES dependency and migrate from module_alloc to vmalloc().
> According to Andi, the history with this dependency is that kprobes
> originally required custom LKM's, which does not hold today anymore.
> Right now one has to compile LKM support only to enable kprobes. With
> this change applied, it is somewhat easier to create custom test
> kernel's with a proper debugging capabilities, thus making Linux more
> developer friendly.
> Cc: Andi Kleen <>
> Signed-off-by: Jarkko Sakkinen <>


this patch is horrific, it sprinkles a metric ton of #ifdef and silently
disables a lot of kprobe features (like all the opt stuff).

How about unconditionally providing module_alloc() instead?

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