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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 3/6] Uprobes: Support SDT markers having reference count (semaphore)
On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 9:37 PM, Ravi Bangoria
<> wrote:
> Hi Song,
> On 08/13/2018 10:42 PM, Song Liu wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 6:17 AM, Oleg Nesterov <> wrote:
>>> On 08/13, Ravi Bangoria wrote:
>>>>> But damn, process creation (exec) is trivial. We could add a new uprobe_exec()
>>>>> hook and avoid delayed_uprobe_install() in uprobe_mmap().
>>>> I'm sorry. I didn't get this.
>>> Sorry for confusion...
>>> I meant, if only exec*( could race with _register(), we could add another uprobe
>>> hook which updates all (delayed) counters before return to user-mode.
>>>>> Afaics, the really problematic case is dlopen() which can race with _register()
>>>>> too, right?
>>>> dlopen() should internally use mmap() right? So what is the problem here? Can
>>>> you please elaborate.
>>> What I tried to say is that we can't avoid uprobe_mmap()->delayed_uprobe_install()
>>> because dlopen() can race with _register() too, just like exec.
>>> Oleg.
>> How about we do delayed_uprobe_install() per file? Say we keep a list
>> of delayed_uprobe
>> in load_elf_binary(). Then we can install delayed_uprobe after loading
>> all sections of the
>> file.
> I'm not sure if I totally understood the idea. But how this approach can
> solve dlopen() race with _register()?
> Rather, making delayed_uprobe_list an mm field seems simple and effective
> idea to me. The only overhead will be list_empty(mm->delayed_list) check.
> Please let me know if I misunderstood you.
> Thanks,
> Ravi

I misunderstood the problem here. I guess mm->delayed_list is the
easiest solution of the race condition.


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