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authorMasami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com>2010-03-15 13:00:54 -0400
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2010-03-16 11:07:23 +0100
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kprobes: Hide CONFIG_OPTPROBES and set if arch supports optimized kprobes
Hide CONFIG_OPTPROBES and set if the arch supports optimized kprobes (IOW, HAVE_OPTPROBES=y), since this option doesn't change the major behavior of kprobes, and workarounds for minor changes are documented. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Cc: systemtap <systemtap@sources.redhat.com> Cc: DLE <dle-develop@lists.sourceforge.net> Cc: Dieter Ries <mail@dieterries.net> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> LKML-Reference: <20100315170054.31593.3153.stgit@localhost6.localdomain6> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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@@ -165,8 +165,8 @@ the user entry_handler invocation is also skipped.
1.4 How Does Jump Optimization Work?
-If you configured your kernel with CONFIG_OPTPROBES=y (currently
-this option is supported on x86/x86-64, non-preemptive kernel) and
+If your kernel is built with CONFIG_OPTPROBES=y (currently this flag
+is automatically set 'y' on x86/x86-64, non-preemptive kernel) and
the "debug.kprobes_optimization" kernel parameter is set to 1 (see
sysctl(8)), Kprobes tries to reduce probe-hit overhead by using a jump
instruction instead of a breakpoint instruction at each probepoint.
@@ -271,8 +271,6 @@ tweak the kernel's execution path, you need to suppress optimization,
using one of the following techniques:
- Specify an empty function for the kprobe's post_handler or break_handler.
- or
- Execute 'sysctl -w debug.kprobes_optimization=n'
2. Architectures Supported
@@ -307,10 +305,6 @@ it useful to "Compile the kernel with debug info" (CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO),
so you can use "objdump -d -l vmlinux" to see the source-to-object
code mapping.
-If you want to reduce probing overhead, set "Kprobes jump optimization
-support" (CONFIG_OPTPROBES) to "y". You can find this option under the
-"Kprobes" line.
4. API Reference
The Kprobes API includes a "register" function and an "unregister"