[PATCH v4] [BUGFIX] kprobes: Fix "Failed to find blacklist" error on ia64 and ppc64

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Wed Jul 2 14:41:21 EST 2014

On Tue, 2014-07-01 at 11:21 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> (2014/06/30 20:36), Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-06-30 at 12:14 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> >> Ping? :)
> > 
> > Yeah sorry. I started looking at this and got dragged into another mess.
> > 
> > You seem to have duplicated the functionality of arch_deref_entry_point(),
> > which was also added for kprobes, and for the same reason - ie. because some
> > arches have strange function pointers. Is there some reason you can't use it?
> Ah, right! Hmm, it seems some more work to update it. but basically, we can do.
> BTW, is there any other users who need to access the actual function entry (for
> kallsyms case)?

Not that I'm aware of. We have had function descriptors on 64-bit powerpc for
ever, so in theory by now we should have already found any cases where we need
that sort of wrapper.


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