On 13/07/2016 1:14 AM, Mark Johnston wrote:
On Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 12:51:52PM +0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
I'm specifically interested in the case of kernel modules that
instantiate new syscalls.

How much support do we have for that?  In the one example in our
sources of a kld with a syscall (kgssapi.ko) dtrace seems to find
regular function entrypoints but not the syscall.

root@porridge:/usr/src # dtrace -n ":kgssapi::entry {}"
dtrace: description ':kgssapi::entry ' matched 138 probes

root@porridge:/usr/src # dtrace -n "syscall:kgssapi::entry {}"
dtrace: invalid probe specifier syscall:kgssapi::entry {}: probe
description syscall:kgssapi::entry does not match any probes
root@porridge:/usr/src #

Do we have plans to support dynamic syscall support?
I don't know of any plans to add support. It would be fairly
straightforward to dynamically create syscall probes using a hook or
eventhandler in syscall_register(), but getting argument type info would
be more difficult. Right now, argument types are specified by code
generated by makesyscalls.sh using the types in syscalls.master. I'm not
sure how one might obtain these types for dynamically-registered

yes that is the tricky part for sure.

for now function calls is probably enough because every syscall ends up calling a function somewhere :-)

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