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SubjectRe: [PATCH V4 08/13] ftrace: Add perf text poke events for ftrace trampolines
On Wed, Apr 01, 2020 at 01:42:50PM +0300, Adrian Hunter wrote:
> On 1/04/20 1:09 pm, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 04, 2020 at 11:06:28AM +0200, Adrian Hunter wrote:
> >> Add perf text poke events for ftrace trampolines when created and when
> >> freed.
> >
> > If I'm not mistaken that ends up like so:
> >
> > static void ftrace_update_trampoline(struct ftrace_ops *ops)
> > {
> > + unsigned long trampoline = ops->trampoline;
> > +
> > arch_ftrace_update_trampoline(ops);
> > + if (ops->trampoline && ops->trampoline != trampoline &&
> >> + (ops->flags & FTRACE_OPS_FL_ALLOC_TRAMP)) {
> >> + /* Add to kallsyms before the perf events */
> > + ftrace_add_trampoline_to_kallsyms(ops);
> >> + perf_event_ksymbol(PERF_RECORD_KSYMBOL_TYPE_OOL,
> >> + ops->trampoline, ops->trampoline_size, false,
> >> + FTRACE_TRAMPOLINE_SYM);
> >> + /*
> >> + * Record the perf text poke event after the ksymbol register
> >> + * event.
> >> + */
> >> + perf_event_text_poke((void *)ops->trampoline, NULL, 0,
> >> + (void *)ops->trampoline,
> >> + ops->trampoline_size);
> > }
> > }
> >
> > And afaict, that is wrong.
> >
> > The thing is; arch_ftrace_update_trampoline() can actually *update* an
> > existing trampoline, as per the name. Yes it also creates a trampoline
> > if there isn't one already, but if there already is one, it will modify
> > it in-place.
> >
> > I see the appeal of having this event in generic code; but I'm thinking
> > you'll need the update even in arch code anyway, at which point it'd
> > probably be easier to do all of this in arch code.
>
> For x86, we use text_poke_bp for updates which already does text_poke events
> via text_poke_bp_batch.

Ah, indeed! Damn, I even wrote that code :/

> It might be reasonable to assume other architectures will also need to put
> updates through a common text poker which will take care of text_poke events.

You'd better look, I recently rewrote the x86/ftrace code to be 'sane'
and not re-implement all the text poking stuff itself.

But I suppose that any arch adding support for this can fix that up if
needed.

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