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Subject[PATCH v8 10/28] x86/insn-eval: Add a utility function to get register offsets
The function get_reg_offset() returns the offset to the register the
argument specifies as indicated in an enumeration of type offset. Callers
of this function would need the definition of such enumeration. This is
not needed. Instead, add helper functions for this purpose. These functions
are useful in cases when, for instance, the caller needs to decide whether
the operand is a register or a memory location by looking at the rm part
of the ModRM byte. As of now, this is the only helper function that is

Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Adam Buchbinder <>
Cc: Colin Ian King <>
Cc: Lorenzo Stoakes <>
Cc: Qiaowei Ren <>
Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>
Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <>
Cc: Adrian Hunter <>
Cc: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Thomas Garnier <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Dmitry Vyukov <>
Cc: Ravi V. Shankar <>
Signed-off-by: Ricardo Neri <>
arch/x86/include/asm/insn-eval.h | 1 +
arch/x86/lib/insn-eval.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 16 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/insn-eval.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/insn-eval.h
index 5cab1b1da84d..7e8c9633a377 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/insn-eval.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/insn-eval.h
@@ -12,5 +12,6 @@
#include <asm/ptrace.h>

void __user *insn_get_addr_ref(struct insn *insn, struct pt_regs *regs);
+int insn_get_modrm_rm_off(struct insn *insn, struct pt_regs *regs);

#endif /* _ASM_X86_INSN_EVAL_H */
diff --git a/arch/x86/lib/insn-eval.c b/arch/x86/lib/insn-eval.c
index 3919458fecbf..c6120e9298f5 100644
--- a/arch/x86/lib/insn-eval.c
+++ b/arch/x86/lib/insn-eval.c
@@ -97,6 +97,21 @@ static int get_reg_offset(struct insn *insn, struct pt_regs *regs,
return regoff[regno];

+ * insn_get_modrm_rm_off() - Obtain register in r/m part of ModRM byte
+ * @insn: Instruction structure containing the ModRM byte
+ * @regs: Structure with register values as seen when entering kernel mode
+ *
+ * Return: The register indicated by the r/m part of the ModRM byte. The
+ * register is obtained as an offset from the base of pt_regs. In specific
+ * cases, the returned value can be -EDOM to indicate that the particular value
+ * of ModRM does not refer to a register and shall be ignored.
+ */
+int insn_get_modrm_rm_off(struct insn *insn, struct pt_regs *regs)
+ return get_reg_offset(insn, regs, REG_TYPE_RM);
* return the address being referenced be instruction
* for rm=3 returning the content of the rm reg
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