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Re: [PATCH] Linux Kernel Markers 0.2 for Linux 2.6.17

Mathieu Desnoyers <> writes:

> Following some very interesting ideas from Martin that shows that
> even static function calls and inlined functions can be used in
> interesting ways with markers to deploy dynamic tracers with easy
> access to local function variables [...]

While that has been an interesting idea, its implementation would need
to be sketched out far beyond the speculative, in order to override
what I perceive as the rough consensus reached during earlier in the

> [...]  These last emails convince me even more that a markup
> mechanism must interface with every kind of instrumentation hooking
> we can think about, both dynamic and static. [...]

If you don't allow yourself to presume on-the-fly function
recompilation, then these markers would need to be made run-time
rather than compile-time configurable.  That is, not like this:

> +/* Menu configured markers */
> +#ifndef CONFIG_MARK
> +#elif defined(CONFIG_MARK_PRINT)
> +#define MARK	MARK_PRINT
> +#elif defined(CONFIG_MARK_FPROBE)
> +#elif defined(CONFIG_MARK_KPROBE)
> +#elif defined(CONFIG_MARK_JPROBE)
> +#endif

- FChE

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