[PATCH] arm64: ftrace: stop using kstop_machine to enable/disable tracing

Li Bin huawei.libin at huawei.com
Fri Nov 27 23:50:09 PST 2015

On arm64, kstop_machine which is hugely disruptive to a running
system is not needed to convert nops to ftrace calls or back,
because that modifed code is a single 32bit instructions which
is impossible to cross cache (or page) boundaries, and the used str
instruction is single-copy atomic.

Cc: <stable at vger.kernel.org> # 3.18+
Signed-off-by: Li Bin <huawei.libin at huawei.com>
 arch/arm64/kernel/ftrace.c |    5 +++++
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/ftrace.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/ftrace.c
index c851be7..9669b33 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/ftrace.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/ftrace.c
@@ -93,6 +93,11 @@ int ftrace_make_nop(struct module *mod, struct dyn_ftrace *rec,
 	return ftrace_modify_code(pc, old, new, true);
+void arch_ftrace_update_code(int command)
+	ftrace_modify_all_code(command);
 int __init ftrace_dyn_arch_init(void)
 	return 0;

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