Any tracing mechanism can track the executed instructions of a user process in the kernel?
gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Mon Oct 18 04:48:25 EDT 2021
On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 04:41:14PM +0800, Dongliang Mu wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 4:07 PM FMDF <fmdefrancesco at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 18 Oct 2021, 04:46 Dongliang Mu, <mudongliangabcd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> I am writing to kindly ask one question: is there any tracing
> >> mechanism in Linux kernel that can trace all the executed instructions
> >> of a user process? If this user process is run on different
> >> processors, traces of this process on different processors should be
> >> also recorded.
> > You've not explained in detail what is the purpose of the tracing that you want to do. Missing this information I can only provide you a list of links to various tools and methods. Take a look by yourself and try to figure out what is better suited for your needs...
> I want to log all the executed instructions of a user process (e.g.,
> poc.c in syzkaller) in the kernel mode and then would like to leverage
> backward analysis to capture the root cause of kernel panic/crash.
> Therefore, I need the instruction-level tracing mechanisms or tools.
Then use a userspace debugger like gdb, that is what they are designed
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