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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.4.20-pre5] non syscall gettimeofday
Hi!

> > This sounds like a vsyscall. Since we have discussed vsyscalls on and
> > off without getting anywhere, I'd like to know how your implementation
> > does it -- the #1 proposal I think was to map in a page at 0xfffff000
> > and have the vsyscall code there.
>
> Id like to do a similar thing on ppc32 and ppc64. It would be good to
> make some of this generic before everyone implements it their own way.
>
> Of course the lower level stuff will be arch specific, but some of it
> could be the same (like how do we handle ptracing into the area? Do
> we COW or do we deny it and fix gdb to unsderstand vsyscalls).

It is already implemented on x86-64.

AFAIR putting breakpoints into vsyscall area is not permitted.
Pavel
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