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SubjectRe: Faking MMIO ops? Fooling a driver
On 06/16/2011 12:20 PM, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
> W dniu 16 czerwca 2011 16:44 użytkownik Rafał Miłecki
> <zajec5@gmail.com> napisał:
>> I analyze MMIO dumps of closed source driver and found such a place:
>> W 2 3855.911536 9 0xb06003fc 0x810 0x0 0
>> R 2 3855.911540 9 0xb06003fe 0x0 0x0 0
>> W 2 3855.911541 9 0xb06003fe 0x0 0x0 0
>>
>> After translation:
>> phy_read(0x0810) -> 0x0000
>> phy_write(0x0810)<- 0x0000
>>
>> So it's quite obvious, the driver is reading PHY register, masking it
>> and writing masked value. Unfortunately from just looking at such
>> place we can not guess the mask driver uses.
>>
>> I'd like to fake value read from 0xb06003fe to be 0xFFFF.
>> Is there some ready method for doing such a trick?
>>
>> Dump comes from Kernel hacking → Tracers → MMIO and ndiswrapper.
>
> I can see values in MMIO trace struct are filled in
> arch/x86/mm/mmio-mod.c in "pre" and "post". However still no idea how
> to hack the returned value.
>
> Should I try hacking read[bwl] instead? :|

Probably. I do not see any way to trace and modify the results for a particular
address without special code.

FYI, my reference driver for reverse engineering has no instance of a
read/modify/write for PHY register 0x810. Is the code in question for a PHY type
> 6?

Larry
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