[PATCH v7 0/2] ARM: Implement MODULE_PLT support in FTRACE
ardb at kernel.org
Mon Feb 15 13:31:49 EST 2021
On Wed, 3 Feb 2021 at 19:24, Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/27/21 3:09 AM, Alexander A Sverdlin wrote:
> > From: Alexander Sverdlin <alexander.sverdlin at nokia.com>
> > FTRACE's function tracer currently doesn't always work on ARM with
> > MODULE_PLT option enabled. If the module is loaded too far, FTRACE's
> > code modifier cannot cope with introduced veneers and turns the
> > function tracer off globally.
> > ARM64 already has a solution for the problem, refer to the following
> > patches:
> > arm64: ftrace: emit ftrace-mod.o contents through code
> > arm64: module-plts: factor out PLT generation code for ftrace
> > arm64: ftrace: fix !CONFIG_ARM64_MODULE_PLTS kernels
> > arm64: ftrace: fix building without CONFIG_MODULES
> > arm64: ftrace: add support for far branches to dynamic ftrace
> > arm64: ftrace: don't validate branch via PLT in ftrace_make_nop()
> > But the presented ARM variant has just a half of the footprint in terms of
> > the changed LoCs. It also retains the code validation-before-modification
> > instead of switching it off.
> Ard, Russell should this be sent to the patch tracker?
Apologies for the delay. Unfortunately, I don't have time to review this.
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