Commit ea73c79e authored by Oleg Nesterov's avatar Oleg Nesterov Committed by Steven Rostedt

tracing: syscall_regfunc() should not skip kernel threads

syscall_regfunc() ignores the kernel threads because "it has no effect",
see cc3b13c1 "Don't trace kernel thread syscalls" which added this check.

However, this means that a user-space task spawned by call_usermodehelper()
will run without TIF_SYSCALL_TRACEPOINT if sys_tracepoint_refcount != 0.

Remove this check. The unnecessary report from ret_from_fork path mentioned
by cc3b13c1 is no longer possible, see See commit fb45550d "make sure
that kernel_thread() callbacks call do_exit() themselves".

A kernel_thread() callback can only return and take the int_ret_from_sys_call
path after do_execve() succeeds, otherwise the kernel will crash. But in this
case it is no longer a kernel thread and thus is needs TIF_SYSCALL_TRACEPOINT.

Link: default avatarOleg Nesterov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Rostedt <>
parent 8063e41d
......@@ -497,9 +497,7 @@ void syscall_regfunc(void)
if (!sys_tracepoint_refcount) {
for_each_process_thread(p, t) {
/* Skip kernel threads. */
if (!(t->flags & PF_KTHREAD))
set_tsk_thread_flag(t, TIF_SYSCALL_TRACEPOINT);
set_tsk_thread_flag(t, TIF_SYSCALL_TRACEPOINT);
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