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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:27:37 +0200
From: Peter Zijlstra <>
To: Sami Tolvanen <>
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <>, Will Deacon <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <>,
	Kees Cook <>,
	Nick Desaulniers <>,,,,,,,,
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:


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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