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09-15-2009, 06:44 AM

I'm writing a linux driver that reading the data of a page frame of an process. But when I use it, it make immediately freeze the system. Can you help me? Thank for reading my question!

system: Ubuntu 9.04, kernel, Intel Duo

static int read_addr(int pid, unsigned long linear_addr, unsigned int n_bytes, char* buff){
pid: id of process
linear_addr: linear address of memory region to be read
n_bytes: nombre bytes to be read
buff: the buffer containing the result

struct task_struct *task;
struct mm_struct *mm = NULL;

pgd_t *pgd;
pmd_t *pmd;

pte_t *pte;

unsigned long pteval;

int ret = 0;

for_each_process(task) {
if ( task->pid == pid) {
mm = task->mm;
if(mm == NULL)
return 1;


pgd = pgd_offset(mm, linear_addr);

if (pgd_none(*pgd)) { ret = 2; goto out; }

pmd = pmd_offset(pgd, linear_addr);

if (pmd_none(*pmd)) { ret = 3; goto out; }

pte = pte_offset_map(pmd, linear_addr);

if (pte_present(*pte)){
unsigned long pteid = pte_index(linear_addr);
pteval = pte_val(*pte);
memcpy(buff, pteval + pteid, n_bytes);
} else {

ret = 4;
goto out;

return 0;

printk("error: %d\n", ret);

return ret;

09-16-2009, 09:01 AM
Narrow down the snippet of code where it is hanging and go from there.