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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 5/6] x86/ftrace: Use text_poke()
On Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:17:21 +0200
Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:

> Move ftrace over to using the generic x86 text_poke functions; this
> avoids having a second/different copy of that code around.
> This also avoids ftrace violating the (new) W^X rule and avoids
> fragmenting the kernel text page-tables, due to no longer having to
> toggle them RW.
> Cc: Steven Rostedt <>
> Cc: Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>
> ---

BTW, I'd really like to take this patch series through my tree. That
way I can really hammer it, as well as I have code that will be built
on top of it.

I'll review the other series in this thread, but I'm assuming they
don't rely on this series? Or do they?

-- Steve

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