Re: [PATCH v8 3/6] Uprobes: Support SDT markers having reference count (semaphore)

From: Song Liu
Date: Mon Aug 13 2018 - 13:12:18 EST

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 6:17 AM, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/13, Ravi Bangoria wrote:
>> > But damn, process creation (exec) is trivial. We could add a new uprobe_exec()
>> > hook and avoid delayed_uprobe_install() in uprobe_mmap().
>> I'm sorry. I didn't get this.
> Sorry for confusion...
> I meant, if only exec*( could race with _register(), we could add another uprobe
> hook which updates all (delayed) counters before return to user-mode.
>> > Afaics, the really problematic case is dlopen() which can race with _register()
>> > too, right?
>> dlopen() should internally use mmap() right? So what is the problem here? Can
>> you please elaborate.
> What I tried to say is that we can't avoid uprobe_mmap()->delayed_uprobe_install()
> because dlopen() can race with _register() too, just like exec.
> Oleg.

How about we do delayed_uprobe_install() per file? Say we keep a list
of delayed_uprobe
in load_elf_binary(). Then we can install delayed_uprobe after loading
all sections of the