PERFORCE change 96007 for review

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue Apr 25 15:12:59 UTC 2006

On Monday 24 April 2006 18:04, John Birrell wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 05:48:58PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> > 1) I've already completely redone all of the locking in the
> > kernel linker to use a big sx lock around the whole kernel
> > linker.  I have to tidy up some issues with ndis still.
> > 
> > 2) Tell me what dtrace is trying to do and let's see if we
> > can provide an API hook in the kernel linker for it instead
> > of having DTrace grovel around in the linker's internals.
> > Then DTrace doesn't need to be aware of any locking for the
> > kernel linker.
> What I would like to do is have DTrace call a kern_linker
> function specifying a callback function that the linker
> would call for each module. The function needs to pass back
> an opaque argument, plus a pointer to the linker file structure.
> DTrace wants the module info not to change while it looks at
> the contents of the linker file structure. DTrace doesn't
> need to know how the modules are listed or locked, but it
> definitely needs to be able to allocate memory with wait
> while it is looking at the module data.

Great, that's pretty much what I need to do for ndis as well.
John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
"Power Users Use the Power to Serve"  =

More information about the p4-projects mailing list