l4-hackers Digest, Vol 59, Issue 7
Valery V. Sedletski
_valerius at mail.ru
Sun Mar 9 07:21:52 CET 2008
On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 12:00:01 +0100, l4-hackers-request at os.inf.tu-dresden.de wrote:
> Quite old but anyway. It would be interesting to know where 0x004019e0
> is in the vmlinux binary. So please look up the address with
> objdump -ld vmlinux
> and see what .c files and which line in there are mentioned around the
> address. Then please look it up in the source and show me the function
> where this happens. As 2.6.17 is quite old it probably won't match with
> the current source I use.
It is around:
4019e0: 83 0a 00 orl $0x0,(%edx)
So it is the function:
/** Touch data areas to force mapping read-write */
static inline void
l4_touch_rw(const void*addr, unsigned size)
const char *bptr, *eptr;
bptr = (const char*)(((unsigned)addr) & L4_PAGEMASK);
eptr = (const char*)(((unsigned)addr+size-1) & L4_PAGEMASK);
asm volatile("or $0,%0 \n"
: "m" (*(const unsigned*)bptr)
And instruction "orl" is inside "asm volatile" block.
So, this function touches an area (BSS in this case) to make mapping read-write. But
why this does not work?
> Adam adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
> Lackorzynski http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/~adam/
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