[PATCH 19/19] [INCOMPLETE] ARM: make return_address available for ARM_UNWIND

Dave Martin dave.martin at linaro.org
Fri Jan 25 12:22:24 EST 2013

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:08:23PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-01-25 at 16:59 +0000, Dave Martin wrote:
> > Cool.  Are you aware of return_address being used elsewhere?  Currently
> > I'm not aware of anything else which uses it, and grep is not finding
> > any calls outside ftrace.h that I can see.
> softirq.c has a trace_preempt_off() use of CALLER_ADDR1.
> kernel/sched/core.c has CALLER_ADDR1, 2 an 3.

These cases look safe to me ... sched/core.c:get_parent_ip() looks like
it uses notrace purely to avoid the spurious extra frame which it would
otherwise insert, and the code in softirq.c doesn't appear to be in a
notrace context.

Am I being too optimistic, or does that match your understanding?


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