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

Masami Hiramatsu masami.hiramatsu.pt at hitachi.com
Wed Jul 2 17:16:15 EST 2014

(2014/07/02 15:56), Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-07-02 at 15:39 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>> (2014/07/02 13:41), Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>> 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.
>> OK, then I'll update this patch to use arch_deref_entry_point(), and add additional
>> patch which update to support PPC64 ABIv2.
> I've already done the latter:
>   https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=2f0143c91d30823f6f6e7d94d7fa818f7ab18a18

Oh, thanks!

In that case, my 1/2 patch should be dropped.

Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Research Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt at hitachi.com

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