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SubjectRe: types for storing instruction pointers

* Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:

> Currently the _THIS_IP_ and _RET_IP_ macros aded for lockdep but
> now available from kernel.org case the instruction pointer to an
> unsigned long. But the %pf/%pF format for printing them want a
> pointer of some sort. That's a pretty nasty situation for tracers
> - can we standardize on one type for it?

Yes but what's the practical problem exactly? Could you cite an
example?

Thanks,

Ingo


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