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SubjectRe:[PATCH] Only process_die notifier in ia64_do_page_fault if KPROBES is configured.
On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Rusty Lynch wrote:

> Just to be sure everyone understands the overhead involved, kprobes only
> registers a single notifier. If kprobes is disabled (CONFIG_KPROBES is
> off) then the overhead on a page fault is the overhead to execute an empty
> notifier chain.

Its the overhead of using registers to pass parameters, performing a
function call that does nothing etc. A waste of computing resources. All
of that unconditionally in a performance critical execution path that
is executed a gazillion times for an optional feature that I frankly
find not useful at all and that is disabled by default.
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