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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH 7/7] Ftrace plugin for Uprobes
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:23:11PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 17:56 +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> > This patch implements ftrace plugin for uprobes.
> Right, like others have said, trace events is a much saner interface.
> So the easiest way I can see that working is to register uprobes against
> a file (not a pid). Then on creation it uses rmap to find all current
> maps of that file and install the probe if there is a consumer for that
> map.
> Then for each new mmap() of that file, we also need to check if there's
> a consumer ready and install the probe.

That looks racy.

Say you first create a probe on /bin/ls:

perf probe p addr_in_ls /bin/ls

then something else launches /bin/ls behind you, probe
is set on it

then you launch:

perf record -e "probe:...." /bin/ls

Then it goes recording the previous instance.

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