[PATCH v6 3/6] arm64: Kprobes with single stepping support

David Long dave.long at linaro.org
Fri May 22 09:57:07 PDT 2015

On 05/22/15 12:54, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 11:49:37AM -0400, William Cohen wrote:
>> On 05/22/2015 07:00 AM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>>> Any plans to post an updated version with the "unexpected single-step
>>> error" fixed?
>> The only place this issue with the "unexpected single-step error" has
>> been observed is with the arm64 kretporbe handler code calling kprobed
>> functions.  Experiments with kprobed functions being called in the
>> kprobe handlers showed that situation was handled appropriately.
>> There is proposed fix to address the issue with the trampoline, the
>> attached patch.  This is modeled after the way that the x86 handles
>> the kretprobe.  The trampoline directly save and restores the
>> registers and uses a normal call to the kretprobe handler.  It
>> operates similarly to what you are suggesting above, but just for the
>> special case of the kretprobes.
> Thanks. I guess David will post a v7 series with this patch included and
> other comments addressed.
> BTW, I'll be on holiday for a week, back on the 1st of June. Hopefully
> this series gets some more reviews by then ;)

Yes, the v7 patch is in the works, with Will Cohen's trampoline fixes as 
well as your feedback.


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