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SubjectRe: ftrace introduces instability into kernel 2.6.27(-rc2,-rc3)
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On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 16:58 -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
>
> Don't we have Nick's speedups now?

Not sure what speedups this is, but it's stlil not something you want to
do a lot ... setting up and tearing down MMU mappings isn't something
I'd like to see happening on a per-mcount basis.

Ben



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