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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] jump label: updates for 2.6.37
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On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 09:29 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-11-23 at 18:10 -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>
> > Anyway, I just tried what you explained with the current kernel, with
> > and without jump labels and, without jump labels, the module has its
> > kmalloc tracepoint traced, but with jump labels it does not. So we can
> > treat this as a regression, which is something that can go into an -rc.
> >
> > The change log must state that this _is_ a regression, or Linus may not
> > accept it.
>
> I really dislike the first patch... Preferably I'd simply fully revert
> all the jump-label stuff and try again next round with a saner
> interface.

Well, it is configurable and default off. Lets leave it as is for 37
then, and we can rework it for 38.

>
> There's a really good simple fix for this, simply disable the gcc
> trickery for .37 and use the fallback.

Again, its default off. Unless you specifically enable it, it does the
old style tracepoints.

>
> Then for .38, mandate the key type to be atomic_t * and switch to the
> SWITCH_POINT() interface from hpa.

I agree about the SWITCH_POINT() type interface, but I'm still not sure
about forcing atomic_t. I'll have to think about that one.

-- Steve




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