Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:27:37 +0200 From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org> To: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com> Cc: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>, Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>, clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-pci@...r.kernel.org, x86@...nel.org Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/22] kbuild: lto: fix recordmcount On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 01:31:42PM -0700, Sami Tolvanen wrote: > With LTO, LLVM bitcode won't be compiled into native code until > modpost_link. This change postpones calls to recordmcount until after > this step. > > In order to exclude specific functions from inspection, we add a new > code section .text..nomcount, which we tell recordmcount to ignore, and > a __nomcount attribute for moving functions to this section. I'm confused, you only add this to functions in ftrace itself, which is compiled with: KBUILD_CFLAGS = $(subst $(CC_FLAGS_FTRACE),,$(ORIG_CFLAGS)) and so should not have mcount/fentry sites anyway. So what's the point of ignoring them further? This Changelog does not explain.
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