[arch-dev-public] [PATCH] Add boot probing hooks

James Rayner iphitus at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 02:20:01 EST 2007

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 02:47:49PM +0000, Phil Dillon-Thiselton wrote:
> On 05/11/2007, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > His intent was to keep people from going "no way! I hate splash!". I
> > think, more or less, he was proving a point 8)
> Ho-ho!
> I find the term "probing" a bit confusing though because hooks are for
> pulling stuff in/out and probes are for pushing in/out.  Extracting vs
> Injecting?
> Semantics are often a petty matter I know but I find myself wondering
> what the hell a boot probe is.  Maybe  the obfuscation was part of the
> ruse though...

*shrug* hooks works, but probing's fine. kprobes is used to put bits
into the kernel and get info from bits of the kernel, space probes probe
the solar system an gain info. Guess the idea is you put a probe into the 
code somewhere -- that's the probey bit. 

semantics, yep :P

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