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[Bug 1585741] [NEW] [ubuntu 16.10] Enable OPTPROBES for powerpc


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This is a feature request for Ubuntu 16.10:

Optimized kprobes support for powerpc :
This feauture aims to enhance the performance of kprobes. Currently, whenever a probe is placed in the kernel using the kprobes infrastructure, it places a trap instruction at that place. This feature will replace the trap with a branch thereby reducing the probe overhead drastically.

Patches to enable this are being sent :

** Affects: linux (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
     Assignee: Taco Screen team (taco-screen-team)
         Status: New

** Tags: architecture-ppc64le bugnameltc-141658 severity-medium targetmilestone-inin1610
[ubuntu 16.10] Enable OPTPROBES for powerpc
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