Re: [PATCH v7 00/16] tracing: probeevent: Improve fetcharg features

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


On Tue, 08 May 2018 15:41:11 +0530
"Naveen N. Rao" <naveen.n.rao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> > On Mon, 07 May 2018 13:41:53 +0530
> > "Naveen N. Rao" <naveen.n.rao@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> >> 
> >> >> I didn't understand that. Which code are you planning to remove? Can you 
> >> >> please elaborate? I thought we still need to disable preemption in the 
> >> >> ftrace handler.
> >> > 
> >> > Yes, kprobe_ftrace_handler itself must be run under preempt disabled
> >> > because it depends on a per-cpu variable. What I will remove is the
> >> > redundant preempt disable/enable_noresched (unbalanced) pair in the
> >> > kprobe_ftrace_handler, and jprobe x86 ports which is no more used.
> >> 
> >> Won't that break out-of-tree users depending on returning a non-zero 
> >> value to handle preemption differently? You seem to have alluded to it 
> >> earlier in the mail chain above where you said that this is not just for 
> >> jprobes (though it was added for jprobes as the main use case).
> > 
> > No, all users are in tree already (function override for bpf and error-injection).
> Ok, so BPF error injection is a new user that can return a non-zero 
> value from the pre handler. It looks like it can use KPROBES_ON_FTRACE 
> too.
> In that case, on function entry, we call into kprobe_ftrace_handler() 
> which will call fei_kprobe_handler(), which can re-enable premption 
> before returning 1. So, if you remove the additional 
> prempt_disable()/enable_no_resched() in kprobe_ftrace_handler(), then it 
> will become imbalanced, right?

Right. So we have to fix both at once. Please check the patch below.

(Sorry, I missed to cc you...)

> > And also, for changing execution path by using kprobes, user handler must call
> > not only preempt_enable(), but also clear current_kprobe per-cpu variable which
> > is not exported to kmodules.
> Ok, good point. And that means we don't have any external users any 
> more.

Yes :)

Thank you,

> Thanks,
> Naveen

Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@xxxxxxxxxx>
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-trace-users" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at

[Index of Archives]     [Linux USB Development]     [Linux USB Development]     [Linux Audio Users]     [Yosemite Hiking]     [Linux Kernel]     [Linux SCSI]

  Powered by Linux