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authorLinus Torvalds <>2016-01-12 20:04:15 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2016-01-12 20:04:15 -0800
commitc17488d06666153a14dd3f21bd10eba58383f6c1 (patch)
tree8a8dfaa2b2692f8b4eb20fe7e4266036f692fbdc /arch/sh
parent34a9304a96d6351c2d35dcdc9293258378fc0bd8 (diff)
parent5156dca34a3e1e1edac2d0dabf43d8632909b7aa (diff)
Merge tag 'trace-v4.5' of git://
Pull tracing updates from Steven Rostedt: "Not much new with tracing for this release. Mostly just clean ups and minor fixes. Here's what else is new: - A new TRACE_EVENT_FN_COND macro, combining both _FN and _COND for those that want both. - New selftest to test the instance create and delete - Better debug output when ftrace fails" * tag 'trace-v4.5' of git:// (24 commits) ftrace: Fix the race between ftrace and insmod ftrace: Add infrastructure for delayed enabling of module functions x86: ftrace: Fix the comments for ftrace_modify_code_direct() tracing: Fix comment to use tracing_on over tracing_enable metag: ftrace: Fix the comments for ftrace_modify_code sh: ftrace: Fix the comments for ftrace_modify_code() ia64: ftrace: Fix the comments for ftrace_modify_code() ftrace: Clean up ftrace_module_init() code ftrace: Join functions ftrace_module_init() and ftrace_init_module() tracing: Introduce TRACE_EVENT_FN_COND macro tracing: Use seq_buf_used() in seq_buf_to_user() instead of len bpf: Constify bpf_verifier_ops structure ftrace: Have ftrace_ops_get_func() handle RCU and PER_CPU flags too ftrace: Remove use of control list and ops ftrace: Fix output of enabled_functions for showing tramp ftrace: Fix a typo in comment ftrace: Show all tramps registered to a record on ftrace_bug() ftrace: Add variable ftrace_expected for archs to show expected code ftrace: Add new type to distinguish what kind of ftrace_bug() tracing: Update cond flag when enabling or disabling a trigger ...
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/sh')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/arch/sh/kernel/ftrace.c b/arch/sh/kernel/ftrace.c
index 079d70e6d74b..38993e09ef03 100644
--- a/arch/sh/kernel/ftrace.c
+++ b/arch/sh/kernel/ftrace.c
@@ -212,13 +212,11 @@ static int ftrace_modify_code(unsigned long ip, unsigned char *old_code,
unsigned char replaced[MCOUNT_INSN_SIZE];
- * Note: Due to modules and __init, code can
- * disappear and change, we need to protect against faulting
- * as well as code changing. We do this by using the
- * probe_kernel_* functions.
- *
- * No real locking needed, this code is run through
- * kstop_machine, or before SMP starts.
+ * Note:
+ * We are paranoid about modifying text, as if a bug was to happen, it
+ * could cause us to read or write to someplace that could cause harm.
+ * Carefully read and modify the code with probe_kernel_*(), and make
+ * sure what we read is what we expected it to be before modifying it.
/* read the text we want to modify */