[RFC PATCH v2 05/18] sched: add task flag for preempt IRQ tracking

Ingo Molnar mingo at kernel.org
Tue May 3 04:34:29 AEST 2016

* Andy Lutomirski <luto at amacapital.net> wrote:

> > Another idea to detect missing frames: for each return address on the stack, 
> > ensure there's a corresponding "call <func>" instruction immediately preceding 
> > the return location, where <func> matches what's on the stack.
> Hmm, interesting.
> I hope your plans include rewriting the current stack unwinder completely.  The 
> thing in print_context_stack is (a) hard-to-understand and hard-to-modify crap 
> and (b) is called in a loop from another file using totally ridiculous 
> conventions.

So we had several attempts at making it better, any further improvements 
(including radical rewrites) are more than welcome!

The generalization between the various stack walking methods certainly didn't make 
things easier to read - we might want to eliminate that by using better primitives 
to iterate over the stack frame.



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