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From: Anton Arapov <anton <at> redhat.com>
Subject: [PATCH 0/7] uretprobes: return probes implementation
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Friday 22nd March 2013 13:08:57 UTC (over 3 years ago)
Hello All,

  this is core implementation of the uretprobes. This enables a breakpoint
on function's return for the tools such as perf.

  Introduce additional handler* for uprobe consumer that makes possible the
distinguish uprobe from uretprobe. Note, behind every uretprobe a regular
uprobe with return probe handler(rp_handler). Once hit the uprobe that has
rp_handler, we hijack the return address of the probed function and
replacing
it with the address of trampoline. Trampoline is the preallocated page in
probed task's xol area that filled with breakpoint opcode. In turn, when
the
return breakpoint is hit, invoke the rp_handler.

  The patchset shouldn't be difficult to read and hopefully the comments to
commits will help.
  Please, review.


patchset in git:
  http://github.com/arapov/linux-aa/commits/uretprobes_v0

RFC reviews:
  v4: https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/3/4/246
  v3: https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/2/28/148
  v2: https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/1/9/157
  v1: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/12/21/133

thanks,
Anton.

Anton Arapov (7):
  uretprobes: preparation patch
  uretprobes: extract fill_page() and trampoline implementation
  uretprobes/x86: hijack return address
  uretprobes: return probe entry, prepare_uretprobe()
  uretprobes: return probe exit, invoke handlers
  uretprobes: limit the depth of return probe nestedness
  uretprobes: remove -ENOSYS as return probes implemented

 arch/x86/include/asm/uprobes.h |   1 +
 arch/x86/kernel/uprobes.c      |  29 ++++++
 include/linux/uprobes.h        |   5 +
 kernel/events/uprobes.c        | 205
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 4 files changed, 229 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

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1.8.1.4
 
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