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SubjectRe: [BUG] msr-trace.h:42 suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage!
On Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:37:00 -0800
Andi Kleen <> wrote:

> > It tries to be optimized. I "unoptimized" it a while back to pull out
> > all the inlines that were done in the tracepoint itself. That is, the
> > trace_<tracepoint>() function is inlined in the code itself. By
> > breaking that up a bit, I was able to save a bunch of text because the
> > tracepoints were bloating the kernel tremendously.
> Just adding a few inlines won't fix the gigantic bloat that is currently
> there. See the PT trace I posted earlier (it was even truncated, it's
> actually worse). Just a single enabled trace point took about a us.
> POPF can cause some serializion but it won't be more than a few tens
> of cycles, which would be a few percent at best.
> Here is it again untruncated:

I took a look at this and forced some more functions to be inlined. I
did a little tweaking here and there. Could you pull my tree and see if
things are better? I don't currently have the hardware to run this


branch: ftrace/core


-- Steve

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