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From: Masami Hiramatsu <>
To: Steven Rostedt <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>,
	"Naveen N . Rao" <>,
	Anil S Keshavamurthy <>,
	"David S . Miller" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Enable new kprobe event at boot
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:39:32 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190521093317.7d698f79@gandalf.local.home>

On Tue, 21 May 2019 09:33:17 -0400
Steven Rostedt <> wrote:

> On Tue, 21 May 2019 16:56:16 +0900
> Masami Hiramatsu <> wrote:
> > Note that 'trace_event=' option enables trace event at very early
> > timing, but the events added by 'kprobe_event=' are enabled right
> > before enabling device drivers at this point. It is enough for
> > tracing device driver initialization etc.
> Nice!
> I wonder if we can have this called before the trace_event boot is
> analyzed. Then have the kprobe_event work more like the kprobe_events
> file, and not enable the kprobes but only create them. If you want to
> enable them you do a trace_event=kprobes as well.

Yeah, I considered that, but there are several reasons to not to do that.
- trace_event seems enabled very early point than kprobes itself.(but this can
  be fixable)
- if user specifies kprobes at boot, he/she wants to enable that point at boot.
- it is redundant to specify kprobe_event= and trace_event=, especially command
  line size is very limited.

> Perhaps we could enable kprobes at early init?

It should be possible, I will try to find what blocks it. I guess after we
switch early_text_poke() to text_poke(), we can use kprobes on x86. But
for other archs, I need to investigate more.

> What do you think? Or is there something else in kprobes that prevents
> such an early enabling of it?

As I pointed above, I think we should enable it if user specify it. That's
less typing :). Anyway I'll recheck early kprobe availablity.

Thank you,

Masami Hiramatsu <>

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-21 15:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-21  7:56 Masami Hiramatsu
2019-05-21  7:56 ` [PATCH 1/2] kprobes: Initialize kprobes at subsys_initcall Masami Hiramatsu
2019-05-21  7:56 ` [PATCH 2/2] tracing/kprobe: Add kprobe_event= boot parameter Masami Hiramatsu
2019-05-21 13:33 ` [PATCH 0/2] Enable new kprobe event at boot Steven Rostedt
2019-05-21 15:39   ` Masami Hiramatsu [this message]
2019-05-22  7:30     ` Masami Hiramatsu
2019-05-22  8:02       ` Masami Hiramatsu

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