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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 6/7] powerpc: kprobes: emulate instructions on kprobe handler re-entry

BTW, as I pointed, 5/7 and 6/7 should be merged since this actually
makes meaningful change.

Thank you,

On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:21:05 +0530
"Naveen N. Rao" <naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> On kprobe handler re-entry, try to emulate the instruction rather than
> single stepping always.
>
> Acked-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Signed-off-by: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
> arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c | 8 ++++++++
> 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
> index 46e8c1e03ce4..067e9863bfdf 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/kprobes.c
> @@ -276,6 +276,14 @@ int __kprobes kprobe_handler(struct pt_regs *regs)
> kprobes_inc_nmissed_count(p);
> prepare_singlestep(p, regs);
> kcb->kprobe_status = KPROBE_REENTER;
> + if (p->ainsn.boostable >= 0) {
> + ret = try_to_emulate(p, regs);
> +
> + if (ret > 0) {
> + restore_previous_kprobe(kcb);
> + return 1;
> + }
> + }
> return 1;
> } else {
> if (*addr != BREAKPOINT_INSTRUCTION) {
> --
> 2.12.1
>


--
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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