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    ftrace/x86: Have arch x86_64 use breakpoints instead of stop machine · 08d636b6
    Steven Rostedt authored
    This method changes x86 to add a breakpoint to the mcount locations
    instead of calling stop machine.
    Now that iret can be handled by NMIs, we perform the following to
    update code:
    1) Add a breakpoint to all locations that will be modified
    2) Sync all cores
    3) Update all locations to be either a nop or call (except breakpoint
    4) Sync all cores
    5) Remove the breakpoint with the new code.
    6) Sync all cores
      Added updates that Masami suggested:
       Use unlikely(modifying_ftrace_code) in int3 trap to keep kprobes efficient.
       Don't use NOTIFY_* in ftrace handler in int3 as it is not a notifier.
    Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
    Acked-by: default avatarMasami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
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