Re: [PATCH 1/3] sched: add sched_task_call()

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Fri Feb 20 2015 - 05:02:44 EST

On Fri, 20 Feb 2015, Ingo Molnar wrote:

> So if your design is based on being able to discover 'live' functions in
> the kernel stack dump of all tasks in the system, I think you need a
> serious reboot of the whole approach and get rid of that fragility
> before any of that functionality gets upstream!

So let me repeat again, just to make sure that no more confusion is being
spread around -- there are aproaches which do rely on stack contents, and
aproaches which don't. kpatch (the Red Hat solution) and ksplice (the
Oracle solution) contains stack analysis as a conceptual design step,
kgraft (the SUSE solution) doesn't.

Also the limited (in features -- consistency models) common infrastructure
that is currently upstream doesn't care about stack contents.

We are now figuring out which consistency models make sense for upstream,
and how they can be achieved. Josh's patchset is one of the aproaches that
is currently being discussed, but it's not the only available option.


Jiri Kosina
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