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    On Wednesday 03 March 2004 10:12 pm, Krishnakumar. R wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > > set up a remote debug session just to poke around in the kernel.
    > > Remote debug setup is complex and often fragile.
    >
    > There is framework called "Kprobes" available, which may
    > be of use in the cases were remote debugging is a no-no.
    >
    > After you have applied the kprobes patch, you can put probes
    > at different portions of the kernel and can dump registers
    > variables etc.
    >
    > More details can be found at
    > http://www-124.ibm.com/linux/projects/kprobes.
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    > KK.

    i think perhaps i need to expound upon what i have a vision of. a kernel mode
    console is just that: a console designed to run in kernel mode. it could have
    built in commands to allow for quick and dirty examination of stuff (anything
    really, like memory dumps) and a command processor for scripted stuff, but
    the true power of it comes in when you issue a command that is not internal
    to the console. it could run a special debugger, an application that installs
    a probe, a memory monitor, etc., etc. in short it is not a debugger per-say,
    but a "god mode" console for the linux kernel. that is what i had a vision
    of. the executables it would run would necessarily be compiled for that.
    again, i ask is that worth the time coding it?
    --
    . ~billyrose/make
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