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SubjectRe: The disappearing sys_call_table export.
On 7 May 2003, petter wahlman wrote:

>
> It seems like nobody belives that there are any technically valid
> reasons for hooking system calls, but how should e.g anti virus
> on-access scanners intercept syscalls?
> Preloading libraries, ptracing init, patching g/libc, etc. are
> obviously not the way to go.
>

Well, for a system wide system call hook, a kernel mechanism is necessary
(and useful too IMHO). However for our usage (MPI) it is enough to know
when the current process calls either sbrk(-n) or munmap glibc functions,
thus it is sufficient to implement some kind of callback functionality for
certain glibc functions, sort of like the malloc/free hooks but on a more
general basis since some applications doesn't use malloc/free but
implement their own alloc/free algorithms using the syscalls (one example
is f90 apps).

Ideas anyone ?

Regards,
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