[PATCH 1/2] arm64: Blacklist non-kprobe-able symbols

Masami Hiramatsu masami.hiramatsu.pt at hitachi.com
Mon Jul 6 04:37:49 PDT 2015

On 2015/07/06 18:03, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 06, 2015 at 06:03:21AM +0100, Pratyush Anand wrote:
>> Add all function symbols which are called from do_debug_exception under
>> NOKPROBE_SYMBOL, as they can not kprobed.
> It's a shame this has to be so manual, but I suppose it's done on a
> best-effort basis to catch broken probe placement.

Ah, yes. You can use kprobe-tracer in ftrace by feeding all symbols to
them and enabling it (and pray).

> If we miss a function and somebody probes it, do we just get stuck in a
> recursive exception, or could we print something suggesting that a symbol
> be annotated as NOKPROBE?

For some cases we can detect recursion, but usually, it may reset
itself or infinite recursion loop before detecting it. :(

Thank you,

Linux Technology Research Center, System Productivity Research Dept.
Center for Technology Innovation - Systems Engineering
Hitachi, Ltd., Research & Development Group
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt at hitachi.com

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