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SubjectRe: PATCH] debug: add notifier chain debugging
On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 21:09:32 -0700
Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

>
> If we remove the first two checks then surely we can afford to add the
> remaining check unconditionally and lose the new config option and its
> ifdef.
>

Andi told me that this notifier is a hotpath for kprobes (systemtap)
use models; at which point making this a config option makes sort of
sense to get the last bit of performance out of that. Personally I would
always want this option on for anything I run, and I suspect
(enterprise) distros will just always turn it on as well since it's a
good sanity check at low cost.

I'd be happy to lose the config (I think we have way too many unneeded
ones of those already); I'll make a patch.


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