Steven Rostedt wrote:
On Wed, 7 Mar 2018 22:16:19 +0530
"Naveen N. Rao" <naveen.n....@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
We can't take a trap in most parts of real mode code. Instead of adding
the 'notrace' annotation to all C functions that can be invoked from
real mode, detect that we are in real mode on ftrace entry and return
Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n....@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
This RFC only handles -mprofile-kernel to demonstrate the approach being
considered. We will need to handle other ftrace entry if we decide to
continue down this path.
I do prefer this trade off.
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/trace/ftrace_64_mprofile.S
index 3f3e81852422..ecc0e8e38ead 100644
@@ -56,6 +56,21 @@ _GLOBAL(ftrace_caller)
/* Load special regs for save below */
+ /* Only proceed if we are not in real mode and can take interrupts */
+ andi. r9, r8, MSR_IR|MSR_DR|MSR_RI
+ cmpdi r9, MSR_IR|MSR_DR|MSR_RI
+ beq 1f
OK, I assume this check and branch is negligible compared to the mfmsr
Yes, that's negligible.
Though, to be honest, I will have to introduce a 'mfmsr' for the older
-pg variant. I still think that the improved reliability far outweighs
the minor slowdown there.