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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] Kprobes: Define retval helper
On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 03:13:11PM +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
> > Good idea. You should add parentheses around regs, otherwise the C
> > preprocessor might bite users. Also the shouting name is quite ugly.
> > In fact it should probably go to asm/system.h or similar and not have
> > a kprobes name - it just extracts the return value from a struct pt_regs
> > after all.
>
> Done! How does this look? I added it to asm/ptrace.h so it lives along
> with the instruction_pointer() definition.

Looks good, but it would be much better if we had it for every single
architecture. I've cc'ed linux-arch so the arch maintainers can comments.

Even if we don't manage to get every architecture maintainer to help out
you should at least add sparc and s390 to have full coverage of
architectures with kprobes support

> Add the "get_retval" macro that just extracts the return value given the
> pt_regs. Useful in situations such as while using function-return
> probes.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com>
>
> ---
> include/asm-i386/ptrace.h | 3 +++
> include/asm-ia64/ptrace.h | 3 +++
> include/asm-powerpc/ptrace.h | 2 ++
> include/asm-x86_64/ptrace.h | 2 ++
> 4 files changed, 10 insertions(+)
>
> Index: linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-i386/ptrace.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.18-rc3.orig/include/asm-i386/ptrace.h
> +++ linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-i386/ptrace.h
> @@ -79,7 +79,10 @@ static inline int user_mode_vm(struct pt
> {
> return ((regs->xcs & 3) | (regs->eflags & VM_MASK)) != 0;
> }
> +
> #define instruction_pointer(regs) ((regs)->eip)
> +#define get_retval(regs) ((regs)->eax)
> +
> #if defined(CONFIG_SMP) && defined(CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER)
> extern unsigned long profile_pc(struct pt_regs *regs);
> #else
> Index: linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-ia64/ptrace.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.18-rc3.orig/include/asm-ia64/ptrace.h
> +++ linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-ia64/ptrace.h
> @@ -237,6 +237,9 @@ struct switch_stack {
> * the canonical representation by adding to instruction pointer.
> */
> # define instruction_pointer(regs) ((regs)->cr_iip + ia64_psr(regs)->ri)
> +
> +#define get_retval(regs) ((regs)->r8)
> +
> /* Conserve space in histogram by encoding slot bits in address
> * bits 2 and 3 rather than bits 0 and 1.
> */
> Index: linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-powerpc/ptrace.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.18-rc3.orig/include/asm-powerpc/ptrace.h
> +++ linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-powerpc/ptrace.h
> @@ -73,6 +73,8 @@ struct pt_regs {
> #ifndef __ASSEMBLY__
>
> #define instruction_pointer(regs) ((regs)->nip)
> +#define get_retval(regs) ((regs)->gpr[3])
> +
> #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> extern unsigned long profile_pc(struct pt_regs *regs);
> #else
> Index: linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-x86_64/ptrace.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.18-rc3.orig/include/asm-x86_64/ptrace.h
> +++ linux-2.6.18-rc3/include/asm-x86_64/ptrace.h
> @@ -84,6 +84,8 @@ struct pt_regs {
> #define user_mode(regs) (!!((regs)->cs & 3))
> #define user_mode_vm(regs) user_mode(regs)
> #define instruction_pointer(regs) ((regs)->rip)
> +#define get_retval(regs) ((regs)->rax)
> +
> extern unsigned long profile_pc(struct pt_regs *regs);
> void signal_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, void __user *frame, char *where);
>
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