one question about l4_thread_ex_regs flags
doebel at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Wed Aug 26 12:51:42 CEST 2009
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> But what is the difference between L4_THREAD_EX_REGS_ALIEN and
L4_THREAD_EX_REGS_ALIEN := raise an exception whenever the task executes
an L4 system call. This can be used to selectively allow/deny system calls.
--> In L4Linux you want this to always maintain control over Linux
applications by prohibiting them to do L4 system calls. There are
special cases (hybrid apps) where you want to allow this, but
still you need the alien state so that the L4Linux kernel always
gets notified about applications doing calls into the L4 world.
L4_THREAD_EX_REGS_RAISE_EXCEPTION := make the thread raise an exception
immediately after modifying its state and before continuing execution at
the IP you set during l4_thread_ex_regs().
--> This is used as a synchronisation mechanism in L4Linux. You create
a new L4 task for the new Linux task and make it raise an exception
as the first thing to do. Then you can modify its state by replying
to this exception.
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