[PATCH] Implement uhook(call kernel func from userspace) driver

Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Sat Jun 23 04:41:05 UTC 2012


On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:18:29PM +0800, Peiyong Feng wrote:
> 2012/6/23 Greg KH <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>:
> > On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 11:20:35AM +0800, Peiyong Feng wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> This patch implement the uhook kernel driver. Here are some ideals and
> >> explanations:
> >>
> >> 1. What is uhook
> >>
> >> uhook(userspace kernel hook) means call kernel function from
> >> userspace. That is to say, we can
> >>
> >> write a function in kernel space and call it in userspace while the
> >> kernel Image is running. For example:
> >
> > That's, um, "interesting", but is of course, nothing we can accept into
> > the main kernel tree, as I'm sure you can understand.  Otherwise, you
> > just created a few thousand undocumented system calls whose behavior
> > changes every release which is not something we can accept.
> >
> > But it is a great hack, very nicely done.  I'm sure that some people
> > will like it for debugging, although I'm not quite sure you got all of
> 
> Well, is there some other tree I can commit the patch?

What do you mean by this?

> > the user/kernel boundry conditions correct, and I know the 32/64bit
> > issues aren't handled, which you might want to clean up sometime in the
> 
> I am still working on it. The ultimate aim is that the uhook module can process
> any funciton and any data type

Good luck :)




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