|| ||Heiko Carstens <firstname.lastname@example.org> |
|| ||email@example.com |
|| ||[PATCH/RFC 0/4] Dynamic ftrace support for s390 |
|| ||Tue, 02 Jun 2009 12:53:11 +0200|
|| ||Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Ingo Molnar <email@example.com>,
Steven Rostedt <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Frederic Weisbecker <email@example.com>,
Martin Schwidefsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||Article, Thread
This patch series adds dynamic ftrace support for s390.
The first three patches are actually just preparation and cleanup.
However the first patch touches common code, because I want to be able to
have an arch specific version of probe_kernel_write().
The reason for that is that s390 enables page write protection for the
kernel text segment in order to catch random (broken) writes to kernel
text. Since write proctection is enabled any probe_kernel_write() call
Now to solve this, we could disable write protection before writing
to the segment and afterwards enable it again (like the x86 specific
ftrace code does). Alternatively we could use some s390 special
instructions in order to bypass virtual addresses and their protection
and directly access the physical page that belongs to the virtual address.
That's my preferred solution and why I'd like to be able an arch
specific version of probe_kernel_write().
If there are no objections, these patches should go upstream via git-s390
I would guess?
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