Re: [PATCH] kprobes for 2.5.30

From: Vamsi Krishna S . (
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 09:00:35 EST

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 07:14:49PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Rusty Russell <>
> Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2002 12:11:47 +1000
> Vamsi's kernel probes again, this time with EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
> so people don't think this is blanket permission to hook into
> arbitrary parts of the kernel (as separate from debugging, testing,
> diagnostics, etc).
> A nice enhancement would be to move the kprobe table and
> other generic bits into a common area so that it did not
> need to be duplicated as other arches add kprobe support.

Yes. We didn't do it in the first version of this patch to avoid
touching too many files.

We do have the full version of dprobes which has generic bits
and arch-specific ones cleanly seperated. In fact, dprobes ports
are available for ia32, s390, s390x, ppc with ppc64 and ia64 ports
in early stages. Please check out:


Vamsi Krishna S.
Linux Technology Center,
IBM Software Lab, Bangalore.
Ph: +91 80 5044959
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