A dynamic aspect-oriented system for OS kernels

  title={A dynamic aspect-oriented system for OS kernels},
  author={Yoshisato Yanagisawa and Kenichi Kourai and Shigeru Chiba},
We propose a dynamic aspect-oriented system for operating system (OS) kernels written in the C language. Unlike other similar systems, our system named KLASY allows the users to pointcut not only function calls but also member accesses to structures. This feature helps the developers who want to use aspects for profiling or debugging an OS kernel. To enable this, KLASY uses a modified C compiler for compiling an OS kernel. The modified compiler produces extended symbol information, which… CONTINUE READING
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