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SubjectRe: [PATCH x86_64] Live Patching Function on 2.6.11.7
Davide Libenzi wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 00:42 -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
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>>On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 01:19:57PM +0900, Takashi Ikebe wrote:
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>>>GDB based approach seems not fit to our requirements. GDB(ptrace) based
>>>functions are basically need to be done when target process is stopping.
>>>In addition to that current PTRACE_PEEK/POKE* allows us to copy only a
>>>*word* size...
>>>
>>>
>>While true, this is easily fixable.
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>Indeed, look at the systr_pmem_read() and systr_pmem_write() functions:
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>http://www.xmailserver.org/sysctr.html
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systr_pmem_read() and systr_pmem_write() just calls ptrace PTRACE_PEEKTEXT/DATA repeatedly....
In this case we need to *stop* target process whenever patch modules is loading....
It cause target process availability worse.

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Takashi Ikebe
NTT Network Service Systems Laboratories
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e-mail : ikebe.takashi@lab.ntt.co.jp


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