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SubjectRe: [RFC][ PATCH -tip v2 0/7] kprobes: Kprobes jump optimization support
Ingo Molnar wrote:
>> Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>> * Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> o Usage
>>>> Set CONFIG_OPTPROBES=y when building a kernel, then all *probes will be
>>>> optimized if possible.
>>> Should be default-y if KPROBES is enabled. I.e. we really only want
>>> to disable it to debug potential issues.
>> Sure, thanks!
>
> Plus i'd suggest a runtime control (a sysctl) as well - if it's not
> too intrusive. Since this is an optional speedup feature, distros
> can have this enabled and if there's some problem with it then it
> can still be disabled in sysctl.conf, without having to rebuild the
> kernel.

The runtime control is a good idea. Btw, current kprobes already has
a runtime disable interface under sysfs. Is there any reason that we'd
better to use sysctl instead of sysfs?


Thank you,

--
Masami Hiramatsu

Software Engineer
Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc.
Software Solutions Division

e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com



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