Re: How to hook the system call?

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On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Geraint Yang <geraint0923@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I am going to hook a system call like 'read' or 'send' by modifying the
> sys_call_table, but it seems that the sys_call_table is in read only page,
> how can I set modify the sys_call_table ? Or if there any method that I can
> use to hook a system call in module without modify the kernel source?
>
> Thanks!

On a 2.6.35 kernel, it worked for me just by changing an entry in the
sys_call_table, within a kernel module.  Something like this:

spin_lock(&sys_call_table_lock);
old_sys_calls[sys_call] = sys_call_table[sys_call];
sys_call_table[sys_call] = interceptor;
is_intercepted[sys_call] = 1;
spin_unlock(&sys_call_table_lock);

asmlinkage long interceptor(struct syscall_params sp)
{
        long sys_call=sp.eax, r=0;
        r = old_sys_calls[sys_call](sp);
        do_stuff();
        return r;
}

--
Alexandru Juncu

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