Linux: Where is the “real” segfault handler? … here is a solution to the problem.
Linux: Where is the “real” segfault handler?
If I read/write/jump to a mapped address, ie.
.text .global _start _start: movl $1,%edx jmp *%edx
This results in a segfault.
I want to know, what is the actual part of the system (kernel).
Intercept reads/writes to unmapped addresses (how?) )
And throw a “user mode” signal?
Everything comes from the schema trap table. This is often referred to as entry. S (split between entry_32 and entry_64.S on x86) and has assembler chaining, doing many things (depending on configuration) before going into the kernel’s C code.
Therefore, invalid memory accesses should come in via page_fault or general_protection and may end up executing force_sig_info and then eventually queued back to user space in send_signal (kernel/signal.c).