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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7][RFC] function graph tracer port to PowerPC
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On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 20:10 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> The following set of patches are RFC and not for inclusion
> (unless everyone is fine with them as is).
>
> This is the port to PowerPC of the function graph tracer that was written
> by Frederic Weisbecker for the x86 architecture. It is broken up
> into a series of logical steps.
>
> 1) get generic code ready for other archs
> 2) get PowerPC 64-bit working with just static function tracing
> 3) get PowerPC 64-bit working with dynamic function tracing
> 4) get PowerPC 32-bit working with just static function tracing
> 5) get PowerPC 32-bit working with dynamic function tracing
>
> (with some clean ups in between)
>
>
> The function graph tracer not only traces the start of a function
> (uses the function tracer part for that) but also uses the kprobes
> trick to replace the return address with a hook to trace the exit
> of the function.

You use the "kprobes trick", but none of the kprobes code (AFAICS).
Couldn't there be some common code between the two?

cheers

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