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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip v8 11/13] x86/unwind: Recover kretprobe trampoline entry
On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 19:45:30 +0900
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 12:20:57 +0200
> Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 07:15:10PM +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> >
> > > I actually don't want to keep this feature because no one use it.
> > > (only systemtap needs it?)
> >
> > Yeah, you mentioned systemtap, but since that's out-of-tree I don't
> > care. Their problem.

Yeah, maybe it is not hard to update.

> >
> > > Anyway, if we keep the idea-level compatibility (not code level),
> > > what we need is 'void *data' in the struct kretprobe_instance.
> > > User who needs it can allocate their own instance data for their
> > > kretprobes when initialising it and sets in their entry handler.
> > >
> > > Then we can have a simple kretprobe_instance.
> >
> > When would you do the alloc? When installing the retprobe, but that
> > might be inside the allocator, which means you can't call the allocator
> > etc.. :-)
>
> Yes, so the user may need to allocate a pool right before register_kretprobe().
> (whether per-kretprobe or per-task or global pool, that is user's choice.)
>
> >
> > If we look at struct ftrace_ret_stack, it has a few fixed function
> > fields. The calltime one is all that is needed for the kretprobe
> > example code.
>
> kretprobe consumes 3 fields, a pointer to 'struct kretprobe' (which
> stores callee function address in 'kretprobe::kp.addr'), a return
> address and a frame pointer (*).

Oops, I forgot to add "void *data" for storing user data.

Thank you,

--
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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