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    SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH 1/7] User Space Breakpoint Assistance Layer (UBP)
    On 01/18/2010 05:43 PM, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
    >>> Well, the alternatives are very unappealing. Emulation and single-stepping
    >>> are going to be very slow compared to a couple of jumps.
    >> So how big chunks of the address space are we talking here for uprobes?
    > As Srikar mentioned, the least we start with is 1 page. Though you can
    > have as many probes as you want, there are certain optimizations we can
    > do, depending on the most common usecases.
    > For eg., if you'd consider the start of a routine to be the most
    > commonly traced location, most routines in a binary would generally
    > start with the same instruction (say push %ebp), and we can refcount a
    > slot with that instruction to be used for all probes of the same
    > instruction.

    But then you can't follow the instruction with a jump back to the code...

    error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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