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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:10:00 -0500
From: Josh Poimboeuf <>
To: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>, Sami Tolvanen <>,
	Masahiro Yamada <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>, Will Deacon <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <>,
	Kees Cook <>,
	Nick Desaulniers <>,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 02/25] objtool: Add a pass for generating __mcount_loc

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 08:21:15PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 06:50:04PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > Meh, adding --mcount as an option to 'objtool check' was a valid hack for a 
> > prototype patchset, but please turn this into a proper subcommand, just 
> > like 'objtool orc' is.
> > 
> > 'objtool check' should ... keep checking. :-)
> No, no subcommands. orc being a subcommand was a mistake.

Yup, it gets real awkward when trying to combine subcommands.

I proposed a more logical design:


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