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Subject[RFC] [PATCH 2.6.37-rc5-tip 9/20] 9: x86: architecture specific task information.

On X86_64, we need to support rip relative instructions.
Rip relative instructions are handled by saving the scratch register
on probe hit and then retrieving the previously saved scratch register
after single-step. This value stored at probe hit is specific to each
task. Hence this is implemented as part of uprobe_task_arch_info.

Since x86_32 has no support for rip relative instructions, we dont need to
bother for x86_32.

Signed-off-by: Jim Keniston <>
Signed-off-by: Srikar Dronamraju <>
arch/x86/include/asm/uprobes.h | 5 +++++
1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/uprobes.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/uprobes.h
index 0063207..e38950f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/uprobes.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/uprobes.h
@@ -34,8 +34,13 @@ typedef u8 uprobe_opcode_t;
struct uprobe_arch_info {
unsigned long rip_rela_target_address;
+struct uprobe_task_arch_info {
+ unsigned long saved_scratch_register;
struct uprobe_arch_info {};
+struct uprobe_task_arch_info {};
struct uprobe;
extern int analyze_insn(struct task_struct *tsk, struct uprobe *uprobe);

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