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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH 4/7] Uprobes Implementation
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 11:33:27AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 15:56 +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> >
> > Or there could be two threads that could be racing to
> > insert/delete a breakpoint. These synchronization issues are all handled
> > by the Uprobes layer.
>
> Shouldn't be hard to put that in the ubp layer, right?
>
> > Uprobes layer would need to be notified of process life-time events
> > like fork/clone/exec/exit.
>
> No so much the process lifetimes as the vma life times are interesting,
> placing a hook in the vm code to track that isn't too hard,
>

I think similar hooks were given thumbs down in the previous incarnation
of uprobes (which was implemented without utrace).

http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0603.2/1254.html

Thanks
Maneesh

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Maneesh Soni
Linux Technology Center
IBM India Systems and Technology Lab,
Bangalore, India.


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