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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 3.2 0/9] Uprobes patchset with perf probe support
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On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 10:39 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> I did not suggest anything complex or intrusive: just basically
> unify the namespace, have a single set of callbacks, and call
> into the uprobes and perf code from those callbacks - out of the
> sight of MM code.
>
> That unified namespace could be called:
>
> event_mmap(...);
> event_fork(...);
>
> etc. - and from event_mmap() you could do a simple:
>
> perf_event_mmap(...)
> uprobes_event_mmap(...)
>
> [ Once all this is updated to use tracepoints it would turn into
> a notification callback chain kind of thing. ]

We keep disagreeing on this. I utterly loathe hiding stuff in notifier
lists. It makes it completely non-obvious who all does what.

Another very good reason to not do what you suggest is that
perf_event_mmap() is a pure consumer, it doesn't have a return value,
whereas uprobes_mmap() can actually fail the mmap.





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