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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tracepoint: Add tracepoint_probe_register_may_exist() for BPF tracing
On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 15:12:28 -0700
Andrii Nakryiko <> wrote:

> There doesn't seem to be anything conceptually wrong with attaching
> the same BPF program twice to the same tracepoint. Is it a hard
> requirement to have a unique tp+callback combination, or was it done
> mostly to detect an API misuse? How hard is it to support such use
> cases?
> I was surprised to discover this is not supported (though I never had
> a use for this, had to construct a test to see the warning).

The callback is identified by the function and its data combination. If
there's two callbacks calling the same function with the same data on
the same tracepoint, one question is, why? And the second is how do you
differentiate the two?

-- Steve

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