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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] ftrace: Synchronize variable setting with breakpoints
    On Thu, 2012-05-31 at 10:08 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
    > > Also, why does this stuff live in ftrace? I always thought you were
    > > going to replace text_poke() so everybody that uses cross-modifying code
    > > could profit?
    > I discussed this with Masami at Collaboration Summit. The two are
    > similar but also very different. But we want to start merging the two
    > together where it makes sense.

    Argh,. I so disagree. You're doing it backwards.

    First you merge whatever is there, regardless of who came first.

    Then, when everybody doing text modification is using the same
    interface, do a second implementation using a Kconfig knob. If the scary
    new one breaks, no sweat, flip the config. If its proven stable, kill
    off the old one.

    I really don't see why ftrace would be special here.. if you have all
    text_poke() users use the magic new way you'll have more coverage and
    better chances of hitting any snags if there are any.

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