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  5. 20 May, 2011 1 commit
    • Steven Rostedt's avatar
      extable, core_kernel_data(): Make sure all archs define _sdata · a2d063ac
      Steven Rostedt authored
      A new utility function (core_kernel_data()) is used to determine if a
      passed in address is part of core kernel data or not. It may or may not
      return true for RO data, but this utility must work for RW data.
      Thus both _sdata and _edata must be defined and continuous,
      without .init sections that may later be freed and replaced by
      volatile memory (memory that can be freed).
      This utility function is used to determine if data is safe from
      ever being freed. Thus it should return true for all RW global
      data that is not in a module or has been allocated, or false
      Also change core_kernel_data() back to the more precise _sdata condition
      and document the function.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Acked-by: default avatarRalf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
      Acked-by: default avatarHirokazu Takata <takata@linux-m32r.org>
      Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>
      Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>
      Cc: Matt Turner <mattst88@gmail.com>
      Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
      Cc: Roman Zippel <zippel@linux-m68k.org>
      Cc: linux-m68k@lists.linux-m68k.org
      Cc: Kyle McMartin <kyle@mcmartin.ca>
      Cc: Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>
      Cc: JamesE.J.Bottomley <jejb@parisc-linux.org>
      Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1305855298.1465.19.camel@gandalf.stny.rr.com
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
       arch/alpha/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S   |    1 +
       arch/m32r/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S    |    1 +
       arch/m68k/kernel/vmlinux-std.lds  |    2 ++
       arch/m68k/kernel/vmlinux-sun3.lds |    1 +
       arch/mips/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S    |    1 +
       arch/parisc/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S  |    3 +++
       kernel/extable.c                  |   12 +++++++++++-
       7 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
  6. 19 May, 2011 1 commit
  7. 18 May, 2011 1 commit
    • Steven Rostedt's avatar
      ftrace: Allow dynamically allocated function tracers · cdbe61bf
      Steven Rostedt authored
      Now that functions may be selected individually, it only makes sense
      that we should allow dynamically allocated trace structures to
      be traced. This will allow perf to allocate a ftrace_ops structure
      at runtime and use it to pick and choose which functions that
      structure will trace.
      Note, a dynamically allocated ftrace_ops will always be called
      indirectly instead of being called directly from the mcount in
      entry.S. This is because there's no safe way to prevent mcount
      from being preempted before calling the function, unless we
      modify every entry.S to do so (not likely). Thus, dynamically allocated
      functions will now be called by the ftrace_ops_list_func() that
      loops through the ops that are allocated if there are more than
      one op allocated at a time. This loop is protected with a
      To determine if an ftrace_ops structure is allocated or not, a new
      util function was added to the kernel/extable.c called
      core_kernel_data(), which returns 1 if the address is between
      _sdata and _edata.
      Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
  8. 31 Mar, 2009 1 commit
    • Rusty Russell's avatar
      module: remove module_text_address() · a6e6abd5
      Rusty Russell authored
      Impact: Replace and remove risky (non-EXPORTed) API
      module_text_address() returns a pointer to the module, which given locking
      improvements in module.c, is useless except to test for NULL:
      1) If the module can't go away, use __module_text_address.
      2) Otherwise, just use is_module_text_address().
      Cc: linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
  9. 22 Mar, 2009 1 commit
  10. 20 Mar, 2009 1 commit
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      tracing, Text Edit Lock - kprobes architecture independent support, nommu fix · 505f2b97
      Ingo Molnar authored
      Impact: build fix on SH !CONFIG_MMU
      Stephen Rothwell reported this linux-next build failure on the SH
        kernel/built-in.o: In function `disable_all_kprobes':
        kernel/kprobes.c:1382: undefined reference to `text_mutex'
      And observed:
      | Introduced by commit 4460fdad
      | Text Edit Lock - kprobes architecture independent support") from the
      | tracing tree.  text_mutex is defined in mm/memory.c which is only built
      | if CONFIG_MMU is defined, which is not true for sh allmodconfig.
      Move this lock to kernel/extable.c (which is already home to various
      kernel text related routines), which file is always built-in.
      Reported-by: default avatarStephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
      Cc: Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org>
      Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
      LKML-Reference: <20090320110602.86351a91.sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
  11. 19 Mar, 2009 1 commit
    • Ingo Molnar's avatar
      symbols, stacktrace: look up init symbols after module symbols · 4a44bac1
      Ingo Molnar authored
      Impact: fix incomplete stacktraces
      I noticed such weird stacktrace entries in lockdep dumps:
      [    0.285956] {HARDIRQ-ON-W} state was registered at:
      [    0.285956]   [<ffffffff802bce90>] mark_irqflags+0xbe/0x125
      [    0.285956]   [<ffffffff802bf2fd>] __lock_acquire+0x674/0x82d
      [    0.285956]   [<ffffffff802bf5b2>] lock_acquire+0xfc/0x128
      [    0.285956]   [<ffffffff8135b636>] rt_spin_lock+0xc8/0xd0
      [    0.285956]   [<ffffffffffffffff>] 0xffffffffffffffff
      The stacktrace entry is cut off after rt_spin_lock.
      After much debugging i found out that stacktrace entries that
      belong to init symbols dont get printed out, due to commit:
      : module: Don't report discarded init pages as kernel text.
      The reason is this check added to core_kernel_text():
      -       if (addr >= (unsigned long)_sinittext &&
      +       if (system_state == SYSTEM_BOOTING &&
      +           addr >= (unsigned long)_sinittext &&
                  addr <= (unsigned long)_einittext)
                      return 1;
      This will discard inittext symbols even though their symbol table
      is still present and even though stacktraces done while the system
      was booting up might still be relevant.
      To not reintroduce the (not well-specified) bug addressed in that
      commit, first do a module symbols lookup, then a final init-symbols
      This will work fine on architectures that have separate address
      spaces for modules (such as x86) - and should not crash any other
      architectures either.
      Acked-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
      Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
      LKML-Reference: <new-discussion>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
  12. 09 Feb, 2009 1 commit
  13. 08 Dec, 2008 1 commit
    • Frederic Weisbecker's avatar
      tracing/function-graph-tracer: introduce __notrace_funcgraph to filter special functions · 8b96f011
      Frederic Weisbecker authored
      Impact: trace more functions
      When the function graph tracer is configured, three more files are not
      traced to prevent only four functions to be traced. And this impacts the
      normal function tracer too.
      I had crashes when I let this file traced. After some debugging, I saw
      that the "current" task point was changed inside__swtich_to(), ie:
      "write_pda(pcurrent, next_p);" inside process_64.c Since the tracer store
      the original return address of the function inside current, we had
      crashes. Only __switch_to() has to be excluded from tracing.
      kernel/module.c and kernel/extable.c:
      Because of a function used internally by the function graph tracer:
      To let the other functions inside these files to be traced, this patch
      introduces the __notrace_funcgraph function prefix which is __notrace if
      function graph tracer is configured and nothing if not.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarFrederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      Let it rip!