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From: Joe Lawrence <>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <>
Subject: [PATCH] x86/stacktrace: update kconfig help text for reliable unwinders
Date: Wed,  6 Nov 2019 17:43:44 -0500
Message-ID: <> (raw)

commit 6415b38bae26 ("x86/stacktrace: Enable HAVE_RELIABLE_STACKTRACE
for the ORC unwinder") marked the ORC unwinder as a "reliable" unwinder.
Update the help text to reflect that change: the frame pointer unwinder
is no longer the only one that provides HAVE_RELIABLE_STACKTRACE.

Signed-off-by: Joe Lawrence <>
 arch/x86/Kconfig.debug | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug b/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
index bf9cd83de777..69cdf0558c13 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
@@ -316,10 +316,6 @@ config UNWINDER_FRAME_POINTER
 	  unwinder, but the kernel text size will grow by ~3% and the kernel's
 	  overall performance will degrade by roughly 5-10%.
-	  This option is recommended if you want to use the livepatch
-	  consistency model, as this is currently the only way to get a
-	  reliable stack trace (CONFIG_HAVE_RELIABLE_STACKTRACE).
 	bool "Guess unwinder"
 	depends on EXPERT
@@ -333,6 +329,10 @@ config UNWINDER_GUESS
 	  useful in many cases.  Unlike the other unwinders, it has no runtime
+	  This option is not recommended if you want to use the livepatch
+	  consistency model, as this unwinder cannot guarantee reliable stack
+	  traces.

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2019-11-06 22:43 Joe Lawrence [this message]
2019-11-06 23:05 ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-11-06 23:16   ` Joe Lawrence
2019-11-06 23:54     ` Josh Poimboeuf

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