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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Generalised Kernel Hooks Interface (GKHI)


Andi Kleen wrote:
>I think using dprobes for collecting information is ok, but when you want
>to do actual actions with it (not only using it as a debugger) IMHO it
>is better to patch and recompile the kernel.

I absolutely agree. The only time I ever used this capability was to modify
a proprietary binary, for which I did not have the source, so that I could
prove to the owner what needed fixing.

>As far as I can see GKHI is overkill for dprobes alone, the existing
>notifier lists would be sufficient because dprobes does not hook into any
>performance critical paths.

Again, I agree. My intent is that the RAS guys might club together - then
GKHI make much more sense.



Richard Moore - RAS Project Lead - Linux Technology Centre (PISC).

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