[Vol-dev] Breakpoints On Instruction calls

Tamas Lengyel tamas.k.lengyel at gmail.com
Fri May 31 14:30:16 CDT 2013

Not sure about VMware but you can do both with Xen and LibVMI (


On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 5:22 PM, A B <amitrajitb at gmail.com> wrote:

> All,
> This is my first post in this forum, and I am also very new to this
> website, so please excuse my ignorance.
> This is a fantastic project no doubt.
> Now, coming to my questions:
> 1. Is it possible to run volatility on a running 'live' VM's memory? That
> is, assuming that I have vmware work station running, can I use the live
> vmem file as input and get reliavble outputs?
> 2. If one is possible, then is it possible to generate a breakpoint or get
> a call back when a particular  memory location is hit? I ask this because,
> assuming that an executable is loaded in certain pages inside the vmem, and
> I want to get notified when a particular function of that loaded executable
> is called, this wuld mean that when the virtual CPU executes the first
> instruction of that function I need a callback, is that possible?
> thanks in advance...
> --
> - ab
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