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SubjectRe: ftrace introduces instability into kernel 2.6.27(-rc2,-rc3)
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> Ok, there are two cases where it's ok :
>
> 1 - in stop_machine, considering we are not touching code executed in
> NMI handlers.
> 2 - when using my replace_instruction_safe() which uses a temporary
> breakpoint when doing the instruction replacement.
>
> In those cases you could use text_poke_early().

Note that vmap/vunmap will be very slow.

Ben.




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