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authorJason Wessel <jason.wessel@windriver.com>2010-11-04 17:33:01 -0500
committerFrederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>2010-11-12 14:51:55 +0100
commit3c502e7a0255d82621ff25d60cc816624830497e (patch)
tree1f30638f22ef9ed748fac1f73cb18169efe49ae7 /include
parent6c0aca288e726405b01dacb12cac556454d34b2a (diff)
perf,hw_breakpoint: Initialize hardware api earlier
When using early debugging, the kernel does not initialize the hw_breakpoint API early enough and causes the late initialization of the kernel debugger to fail. The boot arguments are: earlyprintk=vga ekgdboc=kbd kgdbwait Then simply type "go" at the kdb prompt and boot. The kernel will later emit the message: kgdb: Could not allocate hwbreakpoints And at that point the kernel debugger will cease to work correctly. The solution is to initialize the hw_breakpoint at the same time that all the other perf call backs are initialized instead of using a core_initcall() initialization which happens well after the kernel debugger can make use of hardware breakpoints. Signed-off-by: Jason Wessel <jason.wessel@windriver.com> CC: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> CC: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> LKML-Reference: <4CD3396D.1090308@windriver.com> Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h b/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h
index a2d6ea49ec5..d1e55fed2c7 100644
--- a/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h
+++ b/include/linux/hw_breakpoint.h
@@ -33,6 +33,8 @@ enum bp_type_idx {
+extern int __init init_hw_breakpoint(void);
static inline void hw_breakpoint_init(struct perf_event_attr *attr)
memset(attr, 0, sizeof(*attr));
@@ -108,6 +110,8 @@ static inline struct arch_hw_breakpoint *counter_arch_bp(struct perf_event *bp)
+static inline int __init init_hw_breakpoint(void) { return 0; }
static inline struct perf_event *
register_user_hw_breakpoint(struct perf_event_attr *attr,
perf_overflow_handler_t triggered,