[PATCH] RISC-V: Don't check text_mutex during stop_machine

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Fri May 28 15:21:02 PDT 2021

On Sat, 22 May 2021 12:32:05 -0700 (PDT)
Palmer Dabbelt <palmer at dabbelt.com> wrote:

> we can then IPI to all the harts in order to get them on the same page 
> about that trap, which we can then skip over.  We'll need some way to 
> differentiate this from accidental executions of unimp, but we can just 
> build up a table somewhere (it wasn't immediately clear how x86 does 

It currently uses the same code as the text_poke does, which does a
"batching" and keeps track of the locations that were modified. But before
that change (768ae4406a x86/ftrace: Use text_poke()), it had:

int ftrace_int3_handler(struct pt_regs *regs)
        unsigned long ip;

        if (WARN_ON_ONCE(!regs))
                return 0;

        ip = regs->ip - INT3_INSN_SIZE;

        if (ftrace_location(ip)) {
                int3_emulate_call(regs, (unsigned long)ftrace_regs_caller);
                return 1;
        } else if (is_ftrace_caller(ip)) {
                if (!ftrace_update_func_call) {
                        int3_emulate_jmp(regs, ip + CALL_INSN_SIZE);
                        return 1;
                int3_emulate_call(regs, ftrace_update_func_call);
                return 1;

        return 0;

That "ftrace_location()" is the table you are looking for. It will return
true if the location is registered with ftrace or not (i.e. the mcount

The "int3_emulate_jmp()" is needed to handle the case that we switch from
one trampoline to another trampoline. But that's also an architecture
specific feature, and RISC-V may not have that yet.

-- Steve

> this).  Then we have no ordering restrictions on converting the rest of 
> the stub into what's necessary to trace a function, which should look 
> the same as what we have now

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