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Uprobes: not quite there yet

Uprobes: not quite there yet

Posted Jan 21, 2010 19:41 UTC (Thu) by Tobu (subscriber, #24111)
Parent article: Uprobes: not quite there yet

Executables don't control their address space entirely, every library reserves some pages.

Could the extra address space be reserved once by a library everyone links to, the libc? Utrace would write the displaced instructions into that shared space, which the process has no control over. No VMA is introduced while the process is running.

Though that requires some coordination. It's more convenient to let the kernel do the reservation. But it can be done very early to not interfere with the process and its libraries.

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