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NAME

i386_clr_watch, i386_set_watch - manage i386 debug register values

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
See Also
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LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In machine/reg.h
.In machine/sysarch.h int i386_clr_watch "int watchnum" "struct dbreg *d" int i386_set_watch "int watchnum" "unsigned int watchaddr" "int size" "int access" "struct dbreg *d"

DESCRIPTION

The i386_clr_watch function will disable the indicated watch point within the specified debug register set.

The i386_set_watch function will set up the specified debug registers as indicated by the arguments. The watchnum argument specifies which watch register is used, 0, 1, 2, 3, or -1. If watchnum is -1, a free watch register is found and used. If there are no free watch registers, an error code of -1 is returned. The watchaddr argument specifies the watch address, size specifies the size in bytes of the area to be watched (1, 2, or 4 bytes), and access specifies the type of watch point:


DBREG_DR7_EXEC An execution breakpoint.
DBREG_DR7_WRONLY Break only when the watch area is written to.
DBREG_DR7_RDWR Break when the watch area is read from or written
to.

Note that these functions do not actually set or clear breakpoints; they manipulate the indicated debug register set. You must use ptrace(2) to retrieve and install the debug register values for a process.

RETURN VALUES

The i386_clr_watch function returns 0 on success, or -1 if watchnum is invalid (not in the range of 0-3).

The i386_set_watch function will return the watchnum argument, or the watchnum actually used in the case that watchnum is -1 on success. On error, i386_set_watch will return -1 indicating that the watchpoint could not be set up because either no more watchpoints are available, or watchnum, size, or access is invalid.

SEE ALSO

ptrace(2), procfs(5)

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