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authorSteven Rostedt <>2012-06-04 16:27:54 (GMT)
committerBenjamin Herrenschmidt <>2012-06-29 04:35:36 (GMT)
commit2d773aa4810d4a612d1c879faacc38594cc3f841 (patch)
parent2cb387ae758d97ee7396a82528c824b8dc510b8a (diff)
powerpc/ftrace: Do not trace restore_interrupts()
As I was adding code that affects all archs, I started testing function tracer against PPC64 and found that it currently locks up with 3.4 kernel. I figured it was due to tracing a function that shouldn't be, so I went through the following process to bisect to find the culprit: cat /debug/tracing/available_filter_functions > t num=`wc -l t` sed -ne "1,${num}p" t > t1 let num=num+1 sed -ne "${num},$p" t > t2 cat t1 > /debug/tracing/set_ftrace_filter echo function /debug/tracing/current_tracer <failed? bisect t1, if not bisect t2> It finally came down to this function: restore_interrupts() I'm not sure why this locks up the system. It just seems to prevent scheduling from occurring. Interrupts seem to still work, as I can ping the box. But all user processes freeze. When restore_interrupts() is not traced, function tracing works fine. Cc: Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
index 7835a5e..1b41502 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
@@ -277,7 +277,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(arch_local_irq_restore);
* NOTE: This is called with interrupts hard disabled but not marked
* as such in paca->irq_happened, so we need to resync this.
-void restore_interrupts(void)
+void notrace restore_interrupts(void)
if (irqs_disabled()) {
local_paca->irq_happened |= PACA_IRQ_HARD_DIS;