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From: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
To: Pawel Wieczorkiewicz <wipawel@amazon.de>,
	xen-devel@lists.xen.org, xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
Cc: Ross Lagerwall <ross.lagerwall@citrix.com>,
	wipawel@amazon.com, mpohlack@amazon.com
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 06/14] livepatch: Add support for apply|revert action replacement hooks
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:31:52 -0400
Message-ID: <b2f3dd25-f3ad-25f3-9015-caba9642f76f@oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190821081931.90887-7-wipawel@amazon.de>

On 8/21/19 4:19 AM, Pawel Wieczorkiewicz wrote:
> By default, in the quiescing zone, a hotpatch payload is applied with
> apply_payload() and reverted with revert_payload() functions. Both of
> the functions receive the payload struct pointer as a parameter. The
> functions are also a place where standard 'load' and 'unload' module
> hooks are executed.
> 
> To increase hotpatching system's agility and provide more flexiable
> long-term hotpatch solution, allow to overwrite the default apply
> and revert action functions with hook-like supplied alternatives.
> The alternative functions are optional and the default functions are
> used by default.
> 
> Since the alternative functions have direct access to the hotpatch
> payload structure, they can better control context of the 'load' and
> 'unload' hooks execution as well as exact instructions replacement
> workflows. They can be also easily extended to support extra features
> in the future.
> 
> To simplify the alternative function generation move code responsible
> for payload and hotpatch region registration outside of the function.
> That way it is guaranteed that the registration step occurs even for
> newly supplied functions.
> 

This logic looks legit, but I was wondering if you would be up for a 
writing a small test-case(s) livepatch that would exercise these parts 
just to make sure nothing in the future would screw it up?


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2019-08-21  8:19 [Xen-devel] [PATCH 00/14] livepatch: new features and fixes Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 01/14] livepatch: Always check hypervisor build ID upon hotpatch upload Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21 18:16   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 02/14] livepatch: Allow to override inter-modules buildid dependency Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 03/14] python: Add XC binding for Xen build ID Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 04/14] livepatch: Export payload structure via livepatch_payload.h Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 05/14] livepatch: Implement pre-|post- apply|revert hooks Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 06/14] livepatch: Add support for apply|revert action replacement hooks Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21 18:31   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk [this message]
2019-08-21 19:06     ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-26 14:30       ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 07/14] livepatch: Do not enforce ELF_LIVEPATCH_FUNC section presence Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 08/14] livepatch: always print XENLOG_ERR information Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 09/14] livepatch: Add per-function applied/reverted state tracking marker Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21 18:28   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-21 19:00     ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-21 21:34   ` Julien Grall
2019-08-22  7:44     ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-22 10:07       ` Julien Grall
2019-08-22 10:20         ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-22 10:43           ` Julien Grall
2019-08-22 11:15             ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-22 15:02               ` Julien Grall
2019-08-22 10:29   ` Julien Grall
2019-08-22 11:02     ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-22 15:30       ` Julien Grall
2019-08-22 15:42         ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 10/14] livepatch: Add support for inline asm hotpatching expectations Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21 18:30   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-21 19:02     ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-22 10:31   ` Julien Grall
2019-08-22 11:03     ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 11/14] livepatch: Add support for modules .modinfo section metadata Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 12/14] livepatch: Handle arbitrary size names with the list operation Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 13/14] livepatch: Add metadata runtime retrieval mechanism Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-21  8:19 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH 14/14] livepatch: Add python bindings for livepatch operations Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-22 21:55   ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2019-08-27  8:46 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 00/12] livepatch: new features and fixes Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 01/12] livepatch: Always check hypervisor build ID upon hotpatch upload Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 02/12] livepatch: Allow to override inter-modules buildid dependency Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 03/12] livepatch: Export payload structure via livepatch_payload.h Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 04/12] livepatch: Implement pre-|post- apply|revert hooks Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 05/12] livepatch: Add support for apply|revert action replacement hooks Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27 16:58     ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-28  7:37       ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 06/12] livepatch: Do not enforce ELF_LIVEPATCH_FUNC section presence Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 07/12] livepatch: Add per-function applied/reverted state tracking marker Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 08/12] livepatch: Add support for inline asm hotpatching expectations Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-29 14:34     ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-29 15:29       ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-29 15:58     ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-29 16:16       ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-29 17:49         ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-29 19:07           ` Wieczorkiewicz, Pawel
2019-08-29 20:48             ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-09-05 18:05     ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 09/12] livepatch: Add support for modules .modinfo section metadata Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 10/12] livepatch: Handle arbitrary size names with the list operation Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 11/12] livepatch: Add metadata runtime retrieval mechanism Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-29 20:48     ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-08-27  8:46   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 12/12] livepatch: Add python bindings for livepatch operations Pawel Wieczorkiewicz
2019-08-28 13:21     ` Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
2019-08-29 19:23   ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 00/12] livepatch: new features and fixes Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-09-05 19:13   ` Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
2019-09-06 22:52     ` Julien Grall
2019-09-06 22:42   ` Julien Grall

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