Re: [PATCH 13/X] uprobes: introduce UTASK_SSTEP_TRAPPED logic

From: Oleg Nesterov
Date: Mon Oct 24 2011 - 12:17:48 EST

On 10/24, Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 04:41:27PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >
> > Agreed! it would be nice to "hide" these int3's if we dump the core, but
> > I think this is a bit off-topic. It makes sense to do this in any case,
> > even if the core-dumping was triggered by another thread/insn. It makes
> > sense to remove all int3's, not only at regs->ip location. But how can
> > we do this? This is nontrivial.
> I don't think that is a problem.. see below...
> > And. Even worse. Suppose that you do "gdb probed_application". Now you
> > see int3's in the disassemble output. What can we do?
> In this case, nothing.
> > I think we can do nothing, at least currently. This just reflects the
> > fact that uprobe connects to inode, not to process/mm/etc.
> >
> > What do you think?
> Thinking further on this, in the normal 'running gdb on a core' case, we
> won't have this problem, as the binary that we point gdb to, will be a
> pristine one, without the uprobe int3s, right?

Not sure I understand.

I meant, if we have a binary with uprobes (iow, register_uprobe() installed
uprobes into that file), then gdb will see int3's with or without the core.
Or you can add uprobe into glibc, say you can probe getpid(). Now (again,
with or without the core) disassemble shows that getpid() starts with int3.

But I guess you meant something else...


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