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    Subject[patch 00/10] Linux Kernel Markers for 2.6.21-mm2
    Hi Andrew,

    He is an updated, folded, version of the Linux Kernel Markers. It replaces the
    version found in 2.6.21-mm2 at the exact same spot in the series file.

    Main changes :
    - It renames the MARK() trace_mark(), as suggested by Christoph Hellwig.
    - It now defines the structures contained out of the marker section outside of
    the #ifdef __KERNEL__ so the SystemTAP tool can use the header to extract the
    markers from the kernel binary.
    - The i386 optimization has been tweaked a bit : the call is now in the else
    branch. It has something to do with the i386 "fast path" being the taken
    branch of a jump, to make loops faster. It seems that the if/else statements
    are also affected : the if () will be faster than the else. Therefore, I put
    the call in the else, to make sure the fastest path is when the marker is
    disabled.
    - I added the blktrace port to the markers infrastructure. It makes one in-tree
    markers user.

    Please remove :

    linux-kernel-markers-kconfig-menus.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-architecture-independant-code.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-powerpc-optimization.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-i386-optimization.patch
    markers-add-instrumentation-markers-menus-to-avr32.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-non-optimized-architectures.patch
    markers-alpha-and-avr32-supportadd-alpha-markerh-add-arm26-markerh.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-documentation.patch
    #
    markers-define-the-linker-macro-extra_rwdata.patch
    markers-use-extra_rwdata-in-architectures.patch


    And add, instead :

    linux-kernel-markers-kconfig-menus.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-architecture-independant-code.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-header-visible-from-userspace.h
    linux-kernel-markers-powerpc-optimization.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-i386-optimization.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-non-optimized-architectures.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-documentation.patch
    #
    linux-kernel-markers-define-the-linker-macro-extra_rwdata.patch
    linux-kernel-markers-use-extra_rwdata-in-architectures.patch
    #
    linux-kernel-markers-port-blktrace-to-markers.patch


    Thanks,

    Mathieu


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