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    SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH 0/7] UBP, XOL and Uprobes [ Summary of Comments and actions to be taken ]
    On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 12:54 +0530, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
    > On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:32:32PM +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
    > > Here is a summary of the Comments and actions that need to be taken for
    > > the current uprobes patchset. Please let me know if I missed or
    > > misunderstood any of your comments.
    > >
    > > 1. Uprobes depends on trap signal.
    > > Uprobes depends on trap signal rather than hooking to the global
    > > die notifier. It was suggested that we hook to the global die notifier.
    > >
    > > In the next version of patches, Uprobes will use the global die
    > > notifier and look at the per-task count of the probes in use to
    > > see if it has to be consumed.
    > >
    > > However this would reduce the ability of uprobe handlers to
    > > sleep. Since we are dealing with userspace, sleeping in handlers
    > > would have been a good feature. We are looking at ways to get
    > > around this limitation.
    > We could set a TIF_ flag in the notifier to indicate a breakpoint hit
    > and process it in task context before the task heads into userspace.

    OK, so we can go play stack games in the INT3 interrupt handler by
    moving to a non IST stack when it comes from userspace, or move kprobes
    over to INT1 or something.

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