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* Jprobe specific operations
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* Copyright (C) Intel Corporation, 2005
* 2005-May Rusty Lynch <> and Anil S Keshavamurthy
* <> initial implementation
* Jprobes (a.k.a. "jump probes" which is built on-top of kprobes) allow a
* probe to be inserted into the beginning of a function call. The fundamental
* difference between a jprobe and a kprobe is the jprobe handler is executed
* in the same context as the target function, while the kprobe handlers
* are executed in interrupt context.
* For jprobes we initially gain control by placing a break point in the
* first instruction of the targeted function. When we catch that specific
* break, we:
* * set the return address to our jprobe_inst_return() function
* * jump to the jprobe handler function
* Since we fixed up the return address, the jprobe handler will return to our
* jprobe_inst_return() function, giving us control again. At this point we
* are back in the parents frame marker, so we do yet another call to our
* jprobe_break() function to fix up the frame marker as it would normally
* exist in the target function.
* Our jprobe_return function then transfers control back to kprobes.c by
* executing a break instruction using one of our reserved numbers. When we
* catch that break in kprobes.c, we continue like we do for a normal kprobe
* by single stepping the emulated instruction, and then returning execution
* to the correct location.
#include <asm/asmmacro.h>
* void jprobe_break(void)
.section .kprobes.text, "ax"
break.m 0x80300
* void jprobe_inst_return(void)
GLOBAL_ENTRY(jprobe_inst_return) b0=jprobe_break