Re: [PATCH 3/3] tracing/kprobes: Turn trace_probe->files intolist_head

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Mon Jun 17 2013 - 11:35:15 EST

On 06/17, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> (2013/06/17 2:21), Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >
> > This needs the extra sizeof(list_head) memory for every attached
> > ftrace_event_file, hopefully not a problem in this case.
> I think it's no problem, because the number depends on the instances
> and it could not be so much. :)

Yes, agreed.

> Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <>


Given that 2/3 should update the comments (or should be dropped
if you do not like it), this ones should be rediffed. And, I just
noticed typo in this patch,

> > @@ -209,29 +199,18 @@ enable_trace_probe(struct trace_probe *tp, struct ftrace_event_file *file)
> > ...
> > + link->file = file;
> > + list_add_rcu(&link->list, &tp->files);

I meant list_add_tail_rcu().

I guess this doesn't matter at all, still I'd like to avoid any
visible changes in behaviour.

Otherwise we could use hlist or even single list, although this
doesn't really matter too.

I'll preserve your ack.


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