Re: [PATCH v2 2.6.38-rc8-tip 6/20] 6: x86: analyze instruction anddetermine fixups.

From: Roland McGrath
Date: Fri Mar 18 2011 - 15:11:08 EST

> So we rewrite the copy of instruction (stored in XOL) such that it
> accesses its memory operand indirectly thro a scratch register.
> The contents of the scratch register are stored before singlestep and
> restored later.

I see. That should work fine in principle, assuming you use a register
that is not otherwise involved, of course. I hope you arrange to restore
the register if the copied instruction is never run because of a signal or
suchlike. In that case, it's important that the signal context get the
original register and original PC rather than the fiddled state for running
the copy. Likewise, if anyone is inspecting the registers right after the

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