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Subject[tip:perf/core] ftrace: Avoid recording mcount on .init sections directly
Commit-ID:  f0201738b61b1adcf6b2c4719c5c415745014c1c
Author: Steven Rostedt <>
AuthorDate: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:06:39 -0400
Committer: Steven Rostedt <>
CommitDate: Mon, 16 May 2011 14:46:30 -0400

ftrace: Avoid recording mcount on .init sections directly

The init and exit sections should not be traced and adding a call to
mcount to them is a waste of text and instruction cache. Have the
macro section attributes include notrace to ignore these functions
for tracing from the build.

Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>
include/linux/init.h | 14 +++++++-------
1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/init.h b/include/linux/init.h
index 577671c..9146f39 100644
--- a/include/linux/init.h
+++ b/include/linux/init.h
@@ -79,29 +79,29 @@
#define __exitused __used

-#define __exit __section(.exit.text) __exitused __cold
+#define __exit __section(.exit.text) __exitused __cold notrace

/* Used for HOTPLUG */
-#define __devinit __section(.devinit.text) __cold
+#define __devinit __section(.devinit.text) __cold notrace
#define __devinitdata __section(
#define __devinitconst __section(.devinit.rodata)
-#define __devexit __section(.devexit.text) __exitused __cold
+#define __devexit __section(.devexit.text) __exitused __cold notrace
#define __devexitdata __section(
#define __devexitconst __section(.devexit.rodata)

/* Used for HOTPLUG_CPU */
-#define __cpuinit __section(.cpuinit.text) __cold
+#define __cpuinit __section(.cpuinit.text) __cold notrace
#define __cpuinitdata __section(
#define __cpuinitconst __section(.cpuinit.rodata)
-#define __cpuexit __section(.cpuexit.text) __exitused __cold
+#define __cpuexit __section(.cpuexit.text) __exitused __cold notrace
#define __cpuexitdata __section(
#define __cpuexitconst __section(.cpuexit.rodata)

/* Used for MEMORY_HOTPLUG */
-#define __meminit __section(.meminit.text) __cold
+#define __meminit __section(.meminit.text) __cold notrace
#define __meminitdata __section(
#define __meminitconst __section(.meminit.rodata)
-#define __memexit __section(.memexit.text) __exitused __cold
+#define __memexit __section(.memexit.text) __exitused __cold notrace
#define __memexitdata __section(
#define __memexitconst __section(.memexit.rodata)

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