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Kernel memory inspection from FPGA fabric

Honored Contributor II

Hi everyone, 


I have a rather high-level question. I want to conduct a research centered around Linux memory analysis for security purposes. 

Using Cyclone V SoC, will I be able to access OS memory footprint from custom IP built in FPGA fabric?  


Also, judging from TRM there's a powerful SDRAM controller interface.  

Is there a way to map every (near every) CPU request (at least memory address being accessed) to be somehow logged via FPGA? 


Thank you!
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Honored Contributor II

Maybe use the kernel debugger feature with DS-5?