Re: [patch][ia64]Refuse kprobe on ivt code

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2005-06-25 05:10:38
>>>>> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 11:45:46 -0700, Keshavamurthy Anil S <> said:

  Anil> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 06:38:33PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
  >> Please do the checking based on the .text.ivt section instead (and add
  >> the necessary labels to vmlinux.S and asm-ia64/sections.h).

  Anil> Subject: Refuse kprobe insert on IVT code

  Anil> Not safe to insert kprobes on IVT code.

  Anil> This patch checks to see if the address on which Kprobes is being
  Anil> inserted is  in ivt code and if it is in ivt code then
  Anil> refuse to register kprobe.

  Anil> Take 1: This patch is based on review comments from David Mosberger,
  Anil> now checking based on .text.ivt

  Anil> Signed-off-by: Anil S Keshavamurthy <>

Looks fine, except:

  Anil> +/* Returns non-zero if the addr is in the Interrupt Vector Table */
  Anil> +static inline int in_ivt_functions(unsigned long addr)
  Anil> +{
  Anil> +	extern char __start_ivt_text[], __end_ivt_text[];

  Anil> +	return (addr >= (unsigned long)__start_ivt_text
  Anil> +		&& addr < (unsigned long)__end_ivt_text);
  Anil> +}

Surely you meant to use the declaration from sections.h instead?


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