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Re: [PATCH] MIPS Kprobes: Support branch instructions probing

To: David Daney <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS Kprobes: Support branch instructions probing
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:07:14 +0100
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On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:28:51AM -0700, David Daney wrote:

> Where is the handling for:
>       case cop1_op:
>       case lwc2_op: /* This is bbit0 on Octeon */
>       case ldc2_op: /* This is bbit032 on Octeon */
>       case swc2_op: /* This is bbit1 on Octeon */
>       case sdc2_op: /* This is bbit132 on Octeon */
> #endif
> These are all defined in insn_has_delayslot() but not here.

Which is a wonderful demonstration for why duplicating such a large
function from branch.c was a baaad thing to do.

Maneesh, can you refactor the code to share everything that was copied
from __compute_return_epc() can be shared with kprobes?  Idealy make
everything a two part series, first one patch to refactor branch.c and
the 2nd patch to deal with kprobes.



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