Re: Passthrough kernel module?

From: Gilad Ben-Yossef (
Date: Sun Jun 09 2002 - 07:55:02 EST

On Sat, 2002-06-08 at 23:24, David Lang wrote:
> I am attempting to reverse engineer the interface for a piece of equipment
> and it would be extreamly handy to have a kernel module that I could load
> that I could then point a /dev entry and and have the module echo
> everything that is sent to it (reads/writes/ioctls) to the real device,
> recording the request and response.
> Does such a module exist? Is there a better way to do this that I'm
> missing?

Much better way:

1. Grab the CVS version of syscall-track from (AFAIK the stable version doesn't
support read/write yet).
2. Define logging rules on read/write/ioctl on the specific device.
3. Enjoy ;-)


Gilad Ben-Yossef <>
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