Re: [PATCH] Put the BUG __FILE__ and __LINE__ info out of line

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 03:17:47 EST

> Plan #17 is to just put the BUG inline and then put the EIP+file*+line into
> a separate section, then search that section at BUG time to find the record
> whose EIP points back at this ud2a.
> It's a bit messy for modules, but it minimises the .text impact and keeps
> disassembly happy, no?
> And if done right it can probably be used by other architectures.

The way x86-64 solved it was to turn the inline code into valid
instructions. This can be done with two additional bytes.
IMHO that's the right solution for the problem on i386 too


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