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I'm trying to figure out a workflow for analyzing Linux kernel modules.

I want to debug the modules and not just view the disassembly, so I came upon this guide for IDA pro:

https://www.hex-rays.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/debugging_gdb_linux_vmware.pdf

however, when the debugger starts I land in the first instruction of the BIOS, and I can't find addresses in the kernel to put a breakpoint in, because the kernel is not loaded yet. single-stepping through the BIOS seems to take forever...

anyone knows how to skip to the BIOS? or alternatively recommend another method of debugging and investigating kernel modules?

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