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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 15/16] ARM: add uprobes support
On 12/20, Jon Medhurst (Tixy) wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-12-15 at 23:08 -0500, David Long wrote:
> > From: "David A. Long" <>
> >
> > Caveats:
> >
> > - Thumb is not supported
> > - XOL abort/trap handling is not implemented
> I shall repeat my comment from version one of the patch...
> What are the consequences of this, e.g. is it possible for a probe to
> get stuck in an infinite loop of faulting? I hope there are no integrity
> issues for the kernel itself.

Unless there is something arm-specific, the kernel should be fine. The
task should notice a signal after handle_singlestep() before it returns
to the user-mode.

But of course the probed application can be confused. And I have no idea
what arm does if, say, a single-stepped xol insn triggers the page fault.
We need to change instruction_pointer() back to the faulted (probed) insn
if the page fault fails. But since because arch_uprobe_xol_was_trapped()
is not implemented this won't happen.


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