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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] ftrace: Synchronize variable setting with breakpoints
(2012/06/01 20:37), Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-06-01 at 13:53 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>
>> Hmm, why don't we have two text_poke interfaces for single and
>> batch? As like dyn_ftrace, since modifying massive points takes
>> a lot time, so we may have additional kconfig something like
>> CONFIG_QUICK_BATCH_TEXT_POKE which switches text area to rw while
>> batch text_poke.
>>
>
> I'll be working on patches to consolidate the two after I get everything
> else working :-) I still need to work on the ftrace kprobe stuff too.
>
> I hate having a config option to switch between the two, except for
> something that can be there if we find the new approach is buggy (like
> we have with lockdep). That may be a solution for this if we don't agree
> on one now. That is, bring back stop_machine() when LOCKDEP is enabled.
> But that should only be a temporary work around not a true fix.
>
> I have no problem with having most of the modifying code be shared
> between text_poke and ftrace. I guess the question is, do we want to do
> it only with the FIXMAP or do we want text_poke and ftrace to use the rw
> method for large batches. Heck, we can set a limit. If we are going to
> update more that 100 locations, we switch the kernel to rw, otherwise we
> do the FIXMAP update.

That's reasonable for me :). You can feel free to change/remove
text_poke_smp_batch which is already old-style interface.

Thanks!

--
Masami HIRAMATSU
Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com


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