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Re: [PATCH] Linux Kernel Markers 0.5 for Linux 2.6.17 (with probe management)

* Karim Yaghmour ( wrote:
> So if your proposal is to amend the markup to use the short-jmp+nops
> at every marker site instead of my earlier suggestion for the bprobes
> thing, I'm all with you.

First of all, I think that specific architecture-specific optimisations can and
should be integrated in a more generic portable framework.

Hrm, your comment makes me think of an interesting idea :

  near jump to end
  setup stack
  call empty function

So, instead of putting nops in the target area, we fill it with a useful
function call. Near jump being 2 bytes, it might be much easier to modify.
If necessary, making sure the instruction is aligned would help to change it
atomically. If we mark the jump address, the setup stack address and the end
tag address with symbols, we can easily calculate (portably) the offset of the
near jump to activate either the setup_stack_address or end tags.


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