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I want to modify some system calls for tracing purposes. To be specific, whenever a system call open is made, I want to print some messages.

I have been looking into the internet and the code and I found open.c in kernel/goldfish/fs/ directory. And there are many functions in this file. How would I know which function is being called exactly. I could have written some printk call in all these functions to find it but I have to do it for other system calls also.

So, I have a few questions,

1) What is the best way to find implementation details of system calls?

2) I am using Kernel 2.6.29 (goldfish-Android). Are system calls implementation different in different kernel versions?

3) strace tells me that msgget ,msgrecv and 'SYS_24' system calls are being made. I look into Android/bionic/libc/SYSCALLS.txt file and msgget is not there.

But when I look into android/bionic/libc/kernel/arch-arm/asm/unistd.h file, I can find msgget there. I can't understand what's going on and then how can I find implementation for msgget ?

Thanks.

marked as duplicate by Gilles, Mat, jasonwryan, Renan, Ulrich Dangel Jan 2 '13 at 12:42

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