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Date:	Mon, 16 May 2016 15:23:56 -0400
From:	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
To:	Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>
Cc:	Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, x86@...nel.org,
	"H.J. Lu" <hjl.tools@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ftrace/x86: Fix function graph tracer reset path

On Mon, 16 May 2016 21:19:18 +0200
Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de> wrote:

> Btw, arch_static_branch_jump() spells that 5-byte JMP too and not until
> too long ago we had it in static_cpu_has()...

Those are "special" too.

If we can get the compiler to do the Right Thing (TM) then we should
let it.

> 
> I guess after spending some time with the kernel, one can't really
> differentiate hacks from proper design anymore. :-P
> 

That's because a quality of a kernel is determined by the
maintainability of all its hacks, not lack of them.

-- Steve

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