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2016-08-15Documentation: kprobes: Document jprobes stack copying limitationsDavid A. Long-0/+10
Some architectures (i.e.: sparc64 and arm64) make reasonable partial stack duplication for jprobes problematic. Document this. Signed-off-by: David A. Long <dave.long@linaro.org> Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2015-03-20kprobes: Update Documentation/kprobes.txtLi Bin-2/+2
The patch 125e564("Move Kconfig.instrumentation to arch/Kconfig and init/Kconfig") had removed the "Instrumentation Support" menu, and the configurations under this had be moved to "General setup". Update Documentation/kprobes.txt to reflect this change. Signed-off-by: Li Bin <huawei.libin@huawei.com> Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2015-02-04Documentation: add description for FTRACE probe statusWang Long-1/+2
Now kprobe status have four flags, so kprobes.txt should reflect all of them. Signed-off-by: Wang Long <long.wanglong@huawei.com> Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
2014-09-09Documentation/kprobes: add s390 to list of supported architecturesHeiko Carstens-0/+1
s390 supports kprobes since 2006 but is missing in the list of architectures that support kprobes. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
2014-04-24kprobes: Introduce NOKPROBE_SYMBOL() macro to maintain kprobes blacklistMasami Hiramatsu-1/+15
Introduce NOKPROBE_SYMBOL() macro which builds a kprobes blacklist at kernel build time. The usage of this macro is similar to EXPORT_SYMBOL(), placed after the function definition: NOKPROBE_SYMBOL(function); Since this macro will inhibit inlining of static/inline functions, this patch also introduces a nokprobe_inline macro for static/inline functions. In this case, we must use NOKPROBE_SYMBOL() for the inline function caller. When CONFIG_KPROBES=y, the macro stores the given function address in the "_kprobe_blacklist" section. Since the data structures are not fully initialized by the macro (because there is no "size" information), those are re-initialized at boot time by using kallsyms. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20140417081705.26341.96719.stgit@ltc230.yrl.intra.hitachi.co.jp Cc: Alok Kataria <akataria@vmware.com> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Cc: Christopher Li <sparse@chrisli.org> Cc: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: Jan-Simon Möller <dl9pf@gmx.de> Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-sparse@vger.kernel.org Cc: virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
2010-11-01tree-wide: fix comment/printk typosUwe Kleine-König-1/+1
"gadget", "through", "command", "maintain", "maintain", "controller", "address", "between", "initiali[zs]e", "instead", "function", "select", "already", "equal", "access", "management", "hierarchy", "registration", "interest", "relative", "memory", "offset", "already", Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2010-10-14kprobes: Update document about irq disabled state in kprobe handlerMasami Hiramatsu-3/+5
Update kprobes.txt about interrupts disabled state inside kprobes handlers, because optimized probe/boosted kretprobe run without disabling interrrupts on x86. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com> Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: 2nddept-manager@sdl.hitachi.co.jp LKML-Reference: <20101014031018.4100.64883.stgit@ltc236.sdl.hitachi.co.jp> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-08-05Documentation: Mention that KProbes is supported on MIPSDavid Daney-0/+1
MIPS now has KProbes support, so kprobes.txt should reflect it. Signed-off-by: David Daney <ddaney@caviumnetworks.com> To: linux-mips@linux-mips.org To: ananth@in.ibm.com To: anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com To: davem@davemloft.net To: masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org Cc: hschauhan@nulltrace.org Patchwork: https://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/1527/ Signed-off-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
2010-05-20Merge branch 'for-linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds-1/+1
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial * 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jikos/trivial: (44 commits) vlynq: make whole Kconfig-menu dependant on architecture add descriptive comment for TIF_MEMDIE task flag declaration. EEPROM: max6875: Header file cleanup EEPROM: 93cx6: Header file cleanup EEPROM: Header file cleanup agp: use NULL instead of 0 when pointer is needed rtc-v3020: make bitfield unsigned PCI: make bitfield unsigned jbd2: use NULL instead of 0 when pointer is needed cciss: fix shadows sparse warning doc: inode uses a mutex instead of a semaphore. uml: i386: Avoid redefinition of NR_syscalls fix "seperate" typos in comments cocbalt_lcdfb: correct sections doc: Change urls for sparse Powerpc: wii: Fix typo in comment i2o: cleanup some exit paths Documentation/: it's -> its where appropriate UML: Fix compiler warning due to missing task_struct declaration UML: add kernel.h include to signal.c ...
2010-04-23Documentation/: it's -> its where appropriateFrancis Galiegue-1/+1
Fix obvious cases of "it's" being used when "its" was meant. Signed-off-by: Francis Galiegue <fgaliegue@gmail.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2010-03-16kprobes: Hide CONFIG_OPTPROBES and set if arch supports optimized kprobesMasami Hiramatsu-8/+2
Hide CONFIG_OPTPROBES and set if the arch supports optimized kprobes (IOW, HAVE_OPTPROBES=y), since this option doesn't change the major behavior of kprobes, and workarounds for minor changes are documented. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Cc: systemtap <systemtap@sources.redhat.com> Cc: DLE <dle-develop@lists.sourceforge.net> Cc: Dieter Ries <mail@dieterries.net> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: OGAWA Hirofumi <hirofumi@mail.parknet.co.jp> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de> Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> LKML-Reference: <20100315170054.31593.3153.stgit@localhost6.localdomain6> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2010-02-25kprobes: Add documents of jump optimizationMasami Hiramatsu-12/+195
Add documentations about kprobe jump optimization to Documentation/kprobes.txt. Changes in v10: - Editorial fixups by Jim Keniston. Changes in v8: - Update documentation and benchmark results. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Jim Keniston <jkenisto@us.ibm.com> Cc: systemtap <systemtap@sources.redhat.com> Cc: DLE <dle-develop@lists.sourceforge.net> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Anders Kaseorg <andersk@ksplice.com> Cc: Tim Abbott <tabbott@ksplice.com> Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org> Cc: Jason Baron <jbaron@redhat.com> Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <compudj@krystal.dyndns.org> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> LKML-Reference: <20100225133504.6725.79395.stgit@localhost6.localdomain6> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-06-15debugfs: Fix terminology inconsistency of dir name to mount debugfs filesystem.GeunSik Lim-3/+3
Many developers use "/debug/" or "/debugfs/" or "/sys/kernel/debug/" directory name to mount debugfs filesystem for ftrace according to ./Documentation/tracers/ftrace.txt file. And, three directory names(ex:/debug/, /debugfs/, /sys/kernel/debug/) is existed in kernel source like ftrace, DRM, Wireless, Documentation, Network[sky2]files to mount debugfs filesystem. debugfs means debug filesystem for debugging easy to use by greg kroah hartman. "/sys/kernel/debug/" name is suitable as directory name of debugfs filesystem. - debugfs related reference: http://lwn.net/Articles/334546/ Fix inconsistency of directory name to mount debugfs filesystem. * From Steven Rostedt - find_debugfs() and tracing_files() in this patch. Signed-off-by: GeunSik Lim <geunsik.lim@samsung.com> Acked-by : Inaky Perez-Gonzalez <inaky@linux.intel.com> Reviewed-by : Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Reviewed-by : James Smart <james.smart@emulex.com> CC: Jiri Kosina <trivial@kernel.org> CC: David Airlie <airlied@linux.ie> CC: Peter Osterlund <petero2@telia.com> CC: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> CC: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com> CC: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2009-04-07kprobes: support kretprobe and jprobe per-probe disablingMasami Hiramatsu-6/+10
Add disable/enable_kretprobe() and disable/enable_jprobe(). Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Acked-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-04-07kprobes: support per-kprobe disablingMasami Hiramatsu-6/+28
Add disable_kprobe() and enable_kprobe() to disable/enable kprobes temporarily. disable_kprobe() asynchronously disables probe handlers of specified kprobe. So, after calling it, some handlers can be called at a while. enable_kprobe() enables specified kprobe. aggr_pre_handler and aggr_post_handler check disabled probes. On the other hand aggr_break_handler and aggr_fault_handler don't check it because these handlers will be called while executing pre or post handlers and usually those help error handling. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Acked-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2009-01-06kprobes: support probing module __exit functionMasami Hiramatsu-1/+4
Allows kprobes to probe __exit routine. This adds flags member to struct kprobe. When module is freed(kprobes hooks module_notifier to get this event), kprobes which probe the functions in that module are set to "Gone" flag to the flags member. These "Gone" probes are never be enabled. Users can check the GONE flag through debugfs. This also removes mod_refcounted, because we couldn't free a module if kprobe incremented the refcount of that module. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: document some locking] [mhiramat@redhat.com: bugfix: pass aggr_kprobe to arch_remove_kprobe] [mhiramat@redhat.com: bugfix: release old_p's insn_slot before error return] Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Acked-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-06-26powerpc/booke: Add kprobes support for booke style processorsKumar Gala-0/+1
This patch is based on work done by Madhvesh. R. Sulibhavi back in March 2007. We refactor some of the single step handling since it differs between "classic" and "booke" powerpc cores. Signed-off-by: Kumar Gala <galak@kernel.crashing.org>
2008-04-28kprobes: update document about batch registrationMasami Hiramatsu-4/+47
Add the description of batch registration interfaces to Documentation/kprobes.txt. Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Jim Keniston <jkenisto@us.ibm.com> Cc: Prasanna S Panchamukhi <prasanna@in.ibm.com> Cc: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com> Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: "Frank Ch. Eigler" <fche@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-03-04Kprobes: move kprobe examples to samples/Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli-238/+5
Move kprobes examples from Documentation/kprobes.txt to under samples/. Patch originally by Randy Dunlap. o Updated the patch to apply on 2.6.25-rc3 o Modified examples code to build on multiple architectures. Currently, the kprobe and jprobe examples code works for x86 and powerpc o Cleaned up unneeded #includes o Cleaned up Kconfig per Sam Ravnborg's suggestions to fix build break on archs that don't have kretprobes o Implemented suggestions by Mathieu Desnoyers on CONFIG_KRETPROBES o Included Andrew Morton's cleanup based on x86-git o Modified kretprobe_example to act as a arch-agnostic module to determine routine execution times: Use 'modprobe kretprobe_example func=<func_name>' to determine execution time of func_name in nanoseconds. Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Acked-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-02-13remove final fastcall usersHarvey Harrison-6/+5
fastcall always expands to empty, remove it. Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-02-06kprobes: kretprobe user entry-handlerAbhishek Sagar-12/+69
Provide support to add an optional user defined callback to be run at function entry of a kretprobe'd function. Also modify the kprobe smoke tests to include an entry-handler during the kretprobe sanity test. Signed-off-by: Abhishek Sagar <sagar.abhishek@gmail.com> Cc: Prasanna S Panchamukhi <prasanna@in.ibm.com> Cc: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com> Acked-by: Jim Keniston <jkenisto@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-01-26ARM kprobes: let's enable itNicolas Pitre-0/+1
Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico@marvell.com>
2007-07-19jprobes: remove JPROBE_ENTRY()Michael Ellerman-7/+1
AFAICT now that jprobe.entry is a void *, JPROBE_ENTRY doesn't do anything useful - so remove it .. I've left a do-nothing version so that out-of-tree jprobes code will still compile without modifications. Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <michael@ellerman.id.au> Cc: Prasanna S Panchamukhi <prasanna@in.ibm.com> Acked-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Cc: Anil S Keshavamurthy <anil.s.keshavamurthy@intel.com> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2007-05-08Kprobes: The ON/OFF knob thru debugfsAnanth N Mavinakayanahalli-3/+31
This patch provides a debugfs knob to turn kprobes on/off o A new file /debug/kprobes/enabled indicates if kprobes is enabled or not (default enabled) o Echoing 0 to this file will disarm all installed probes o Any new probe registration when disabled will register the probe but not arm it. A message will be printed out in such a case. o When a value 1 is echoed to the file, all probes (including ones registered in the intervening period) will be enabled o Unregistration will happen irrespective of whether probes are globally enabled or not. o Update Documentation/kprobes.txt to reflect these changes. While there also update the doc to make it current. We are also looking at providing sysrq key support to tie to the disabling feature provided by this patch. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: Use bool like a bool!] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: add printk facility levels] [cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com: Add the missing arch_trampoline_kprobe() for s390] Signed-off-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Srinivasa DS <srinivasa@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Cornelia Huck <cornelia.huck@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2006-11-16[PATCH] Don't give bad kprobes example aka ") < 0))" typoAlexey Dobriyan-2/+3
Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@openvz.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-10-02[PATCH] Update Documentation/kprobes.txtAnanth N Mavinakayanahalli-33/+56
Documentation/kprobes.txt updated to reflect: o In-kernel symbol resolution o CONFIG_KALLSYMS dependency o Usage of JPROBE_ENTRY o Addition of regs_return_value() Also update the references list and usage examples to use correct module interfaces. Signed-off-by: Ananth N Mavinakayanahalli <ananth@in.ibm.com> Acked-by: Jim Keniston <jkenisto@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-02-14[PATCH] kprobes: Update Documentation/kprobes.txtJim Keniston-39/+42
Update Documentation/kprobes.txt to reflect Kprobes enhancements and other recent developments. Acked-by: Ananth Mavinakayanahalli <mananth@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Jim Keniston <jkenisto@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-09[PATCH] Fix more "if ((err = foo() < 0))" typosAlexey Dobriyan-1/+2
Another reason to use: ret = foo(); if (ret < 0) goto out; Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-08-04[PATCH] Add Documentation/kprobes.txtJim Keniston-0/+588
Acked-by: Prasanna S Panchamukhi <prasanna@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Jim Keniston <jkenisto@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>