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Linux Kernel Programming – System calls
An excellent training about Operating Systems
System Calls in deep
What will you learn from this course?Basics of Inline AssemblyTypes of Inline Assembly: Basic and ExtendedGCC Assembly Syntax: AT & TConstraint stringsInput and output operandsClobberingVarious use cases of Inline assembly in Linux kernel: Interrupts, I/O Ports, Atomic operations, CPUID, Control Registers, Timestamp counters etcDeep understanding of system calls: Various ways of switching from user space to kernel space (int $0x80, sysenter/sysexit, syscall/sysret)VDSOAdding a new system call which doesn’t accept any argumentsAdding a system call which accept argumentKernel Symbols and Kernel Symbol tableWriting a kernel module which overwrite the kernel symbol tableWriting a kernel module which sniffs the parameters passed to a system callExamples covered in this course: Add two numbers in inline assemblyAdd three numbers in inline assemblySubtract, divide, multiply in inline assemblyCan we disable/enable interrupts in user spaceChecking whether interrupts are enabled and disabled in user spaceEnabling/Disabling interrupts in user spaceImplementing simple locking to avoid race conditions: Lock prefix, compare and exchange instructionsAnd many
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