Re: [PATCH v5 3/6] ftrace: allow arch-specific stack tracer

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Fri Nov 06 2015 - 08:39:53 EST

On Fri, 6 Nov 2015 15:44:42 +0900
AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> A stack frame may be used in a different way depending on cpu architecture.
> Thus it is not always appropriate to slurp the stack contents, as current
> check_stack() does, in order to calcurate a stack index (height) at a given
> function call. At least not on arm64.
> In addition, there is a possibility that we will mistakenly detect a stale
> stack frame which has not been overwritten.
> This patch makes check_stack() a weak function so as to later implement
> arch-specific version.
> Signed-off-by: AKASHI Takahiro <takahiro.akashi@xxxxxxxxxx>

Note, I already accepted this patch. I'll be pushing it to Linus today.

I also added a patch on top of it to rename max_stack_lock to
stack_trace_max_lock to stay consistent with the other global variables
used in this file. You may need to update your code to handle that.

-- Steve
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