Patents Represented by Attorney Eric Willgohs
  • Patent number: 5335344
    Abstract: An object code expansion program inserts new instructions and data between preexisting instructions and data of an object code file; offsets are modified to reflect new positions of the preexisting instructions and data. For each item of preexisting object code (instructions or data), the following steps are performed: making a new code block comprising any desired new instructions and the item, and storing it as new object code; tracking the location of the item and the new code block within the new object code; and tracking items that contain inter-item offsets. Then, each inter-item offset is updated using the new location of the item or new code block, as required. Finally, offsets in symbol tables and relocation structures are updated with the new location of the item.This expansion program is used to add instructions to object code files of a second program, to monitor substantially all of the memory accesses of the second program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Pure Software Inc.
    Inventor: Reed Hastings