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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/12] add trace events for each syscall entry/exit

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> >
> > Oh yes, you are right. kernel threads created with kernel_thread()
> > have t->mm != NULL if the forking process has an mm too.
> >
> > There are very few callsites left which still use kernel_thread().
> > (the last one in s390 driver code will be gone after the next
> > merge window).
> >
> > As far as I can there are only four callsites left
> > (excluding staging): jffs2 and three in net/bluetooth/*
>
>
> In that case, I'd suggest to pick the patch that checks for
> kernel threads while setting the TIF_FLAGS.
>
> The check for invalid syscall numbers in another patch should be
> sufficient to not crash.
>
> We might have rare inaccurate result because of the remaining
> buggy callsites but instead of working around on it, these
> should be fixed.

Well, do these (buggy threads) call syscalls?

-- Steve



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