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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2.6.38-rc8-tip 0/20] 0: Inode based uprobes

    akpm wrote:

    > [...] How do you envisage these features actually get used?

    Patch #20/20 in the set includes an ftrace-flavoured debugfs frontend.
    Previous versions of the patchset included perf front-ends too, which
    are probably to be seen again.

    > For example, will gdb be modified? Will other debuggers be modified
    > or written? [...]

    The code is not currently useful to gdb. Perhaps ptrace or an
    improved userspace ABI can get access to it in the form of a
    breakpoint-management interface, though this inode+offset
    style of uprobe addressing would require adaptation to the
    process-virtual-address style used by debugging APIs.

    - FChE

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