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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] kprobe: Fix: add symbols to kprobe blacklist
On Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:27:56 -0400
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:58:33 -0400
> Francis Deslauriers <francis.deslauriers@efficios.com> wrote:
>
>
> > Kretprobe on ftrace_ops_assist_func and another function:
> > Those crashes are triggered when hooking a kretprobe on the
> > ftrace_ops_assist_func symbol and some other functions to make the this first
> > function reacheable. From my understanding, ftrace_ops_assist_func is the
> > function called directly when the kprobe is hit. Thus it should be marked
> > with NOKPROBE_SYMBOL.
> >
>
> Hmm, I'm wondering if I should just make an ftrace section, and black
> list the entire thing. Also that section could be used to not allow
> ftrace to use it either. I've been wanting to start letting ftrace
> trace the tracing code, and perf for that matter. It would be nice to
> be able to debug things like that.

Tracer usually has 2 parts, one is off-line setting part (kicked by
user) and another is core online tracing part (which kicked from
anywhere). Former can be traced but latter is not.
Yeah, I did same thing when I introduced NOKPROBE_SYMBOL() macro.
And I also think that is good for kgdb.

> I would like to also make sections that can be enabled or disabled in
> groups. To group things like the tracing facility and perf and have
> them by default not be traced, but then set a flag that says "sure go
> ahead and trace them". This shouldn't be too hard to do.

We have to notice that is a trigger which allows to shoot yourself
in the foot :)

Thanks,

>
> Hmm, I'll add this as another topic to have for the Linux Plumbers
> tracing track, as well as the kernel tracing topic.
>
> -- Steve


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Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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