From: Ashwin Chaugule on
Is there a better way to fix this in the original ftrace_graph_caller ?
The lr isn't pushed on the stack before "bl mcount".


From: Ashwin Chaugule <ashwinc(a)>

Newer compilers use the __gnu_mcount_nc stub in every function
prologue. The lr of the instrumented function is pushed on the
stack before branching to __gnu_mcount_nc. Pop it before returning
back to instrumented function so that it can return to its parent
from its epilogue.

Signed-off-by: Ashwin Chaugule <ashwinc(a)>
arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
1 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
index b8a9e47..30feac3 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
@@ -144,6 +144,14 @@ ENTRY(__gnu_mcount_nc)
adr r0, ftrace_stub
cmp r0, r2
bne gnu_trace
+ ldr r1, =ftrace_graph_return
+ ldr r2, [r1]
+ cmp r0, r2 @ if *ftrace_graph_return != ftrace_stub
+ bne new_ftrace_graph_caller
ldmia sp!, {r0-r3, ip, lr}
bx ip

@@ -155,6 +163,18 @@ gnu_trace:
mov pc, r2
ldmia sp!, {r0-r3, ip, lr}
bx ip
+ENTRY(new_ftrace_graph_caller) @ for use with __gnu_mcount_nc
+ sub r0, fp, #4 @ &lr of instrumented routine
+ mov r1, lr @ instrumented routine (func)
+ sub r1, r1, #MCOUNT_INSN_SIZE
+ mov r2, fp @ frame pointer
+ bl prepare_ftrace_return
+ ldmia sp!, {r0-r3, ip, lr} @ need to pop lr, pushed before
+ mov pc, ip @ bl __gnu_mcount_nc

stmdb sp!, {r0-r3, lr}
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