[PATCH v2 06/12] mm/execmem: introduce execmem_data_alloc()

Alexei Starovoitov alexei.starovoitov at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 01:32:33 AEST 2023

On Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 7:51 AM Steven Rostedt <rostedt at goodmis.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2023 02:43:58 +0200
> Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de> wrote:
> > Now you might argue that it _is_ a "hotpath" due to the BPF usage, but
> > then even more so as any intermediate wrapper which converts from one
> > data representation to another data representation is not going to
> > increase performance, right?
> Just as a side note. BPF can not attach its return calling code to
> functions that have more than 6 parameters (3 on 32 bit x86), because of
> the way BPF return path trampoline works. It is a requirement that all
> parameters live in registers, and none on the stack.

It's actually 7 and that restriction is being lifted.
The patch set to attach to <= 12 is being discussed.

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