[ltt-dev] sh: Add ftrace syscall tracing support (was: Re: [PATCH] sh: added LTT_DUMP_TABLES support)

Matt Fleming matt at console-pimps.org
Tue Aug 4 17:48:15 EDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 09:35:15AM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> * Giuseppe CAVALLARO (peppe.cavallaro at st.com) wrote:
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> > Hi Mathieu,
> > 
> > Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > > So now we only need to fix entry-common.S to get everything working.
> > 
> > I've just noticed that this has been already done:
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux%2Fkernel%2Fgit%2Flethal%2Fsh-2.6.git;a=commitdiff_plain;h=c652d780c9cf7f860141de232b37160fe013feca;hp=c1340c053be7a43d837a3acb352d5008be865a55
> > I think it will be necessary to to re-add the _TIF_KERNEL_TRACE against
> > this modifications, only.
> > 
> Hrm, I don't like the approach taken there. It extends the bitmasks for
> _TIF_WORK_SYSCALL_MASK and _TIF_ALLWORK_MASK beyond 8 bits, and adds a &
> 0xff in the assembly whenever needed. This begs for a bug to be
> introduced.
> If we need something like that on SH, we should probably declare a 8-bit
> only bitmask for those assembly sites which does not need the
> FTRACE_SYSCALL thread flag, and another mask for sites which need to
> test the 2 bytes.

If I remember correctly, I originally split TIF_WORK_SYSCALL_MASK into a
high 8-bit and low 8-bit chunks. However, I think I remember Paul saying
that wasn't the best way to do it.

I've no issue with doing it either way.

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