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Re: [Xen-devel] [VMI] How to add support for MOV-TO-DRx events ?

On 5/9/19 11:57 PM, Mathieu Tarral wrote:
> Hi,
> following a previous conversation, i would like to catch MOV-TO-DRx VMI 
> events to prevent the guest from disabling my hardware breakpoints.
> @Tamas pointed me to this header:
> https://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=blob;f=xen/include/public/vm_event.h;h=b2bafc0d77f9758e42b0d53c05a7e6bb86c86686;hb=HEAD#l154
> And, as far as I can tell, I have to
> - add a new REASON
> - add a new struct
> struct vm_event_write_debugreg {
>     uint32_t index;
>     uint32_t _pad;
>     uint64_t new_value;
>     uint64_t old_value;
> };
> - insert it into the vm_event_st union
> Can you give me more pointer and guidance how to implement this into Xen ?

You probably want to change the write_debugreg() macro into a function
that does what's currently being done + send out the vm_event. You also
probably need to think about whether you want the write to be
preemptable or not (I'm guessing you don't, in which case it's all simpler).

> I have never submitted a patch, nor looked into Xen source code.


> Should we create a single event for MOV-TO-REGx VMI events ?
> It would void copy pasting and duplicating code.

I don't understand this question.

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