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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 5/9] kprobes: Search non-suffixed symbol in blacklist
On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 11:28:02 +0900
Masami Hiramatsu <> wrote:

> Newer gcc can generate some different instances of a function
> with suffixed symbols if the function is optimized and only
> has a part of that. (e.g. .constprop, .part etc.)
> In this case, it is not enough to check the entry of kprobe
> blacklist because it only records non-suffixed symbol address.
> To fix this issue, search non-suffixed symbol in blacklist if
> given address is within a symbol which has a suffix.
> Note that this can cause false positive cases if a kprobe-safe
> function is optimized to suffixed instance and has same name
> symbol which is blacklisted.
> But I would like to chose a fail-safe design for this issue.
> Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <>

Reviewed-by: Steven Rostedt (VMware) <>

-- Steve

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