Re: [RFC] systemtap: begin the process of using proper kernel APIs (part1: use kprobe symbol_name/offset instead of address)

From: Frank Ch. Eigler
Date: Tue Jul 22 2008 - 14:12:49 EST

Hi -

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 02:00:15PM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> [...]
> > Yes, that is generally desirable - each case is usually a question of
> > cost/benefit. One significant requirement for us is to keep working
> > with older kernels.
> You will have to weigh that against the benefits of making
> systemtap generally useful for kernel developers [...]

Understood & agreed, Rik. If an issue arises where there is genuine
conflict between kernel-developer-usability and something else, we'll
try to solve it favouring the former if at all possible.

(The kprobes addressing argument cannot reasonably be placed into this

- FChE
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