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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/22 -v7] Add basic support for gcc profiler instrumentation
Steven Rostedt wrote:

> --- linux-mcount.git.orig/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S 2008-01-29 16:59:15.000000000 -0500
> +++ linux-mcount.git/arch/x86/kernel/entry_32.S 2008-01-29 17:26:18.000000000 -0500
> @@ -75,6 +75,31 @@ DF_MASK = 0x00000400
> NT_MASK = 0x00004000
> VM_MASK = 0x00020000
>
> +#ifdef CONFIG_MCOUNT
> +.globl mcount
> +mcount:
> + /* unlikely(mcount_enabled) */
> + cmpl $0, mcount_enabled
> + jnz trace
> + ret

(and the corresponding 64-bit version)

Is the impact of this change on the (already expensive) mcount_enabled
case negligible? I worried about use cases where we want to gain some
(relative) worst-case numbers via these instrumentations.

In my personal priority scheme, CONFIG_MCOUNT=y && !mcount_enabled comes
after mcount_enabled.

Jan

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