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GETUNWIND(2) Linux Programmer's Manual GETUNWIND(2)
getunwind - copy the unwind data to caller's buffer
long getunwind(void *buf, size_t buf_size);
Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
Note: this function is obsolete.
The IA-64-specific getunwind() system call copies the kernel's call frame unwind data into
the buffer pointed to by buf and returns the size of the unwind data; this data describes
the gate page (kernel code that is mapped into user space).
The size of the buffer buf is specified in buf_size. The data is copied only if buf_size
is greater than or equal to the size of the unwind data and buf is not NULL; otherwise, no
data is copied, and the call succeeds, returning the size that would be needed to store
the unwind data.
The first part of the unwind data contains an unwind table. The rest contains the associ-
ated unwind information, in no particular order. The unwind table contains entries of the
u64 start; (64-bit address of start of function)
u64 end; (64-bit address of end of function)
u64 info; (BUF-relative offset to unwind info)
An entry whose start value is zero indicates the end of the table. For more information
about the format, see the IA-64 Software Conventions and Runtime Architecture manual.
On success, getunwind() returns the size of unwind table. On error, -1 is returned and
errno is set to indicate the error.
getunwind() fails with the error EFAULT if the unwind info can't be stored in the space
specified by buf.
This system call is available since Linux 2.4.
This system call is Linux specific, and is available only on the IA-64 architecture.
This system call has been deprecated. The modern way to obtain the kernel's unwind data
is via the gate DSO. The address of the ELF header for this DSO is passed to user level
via AT_SYSINFO_EHDR (see getauxval(3)).
Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call; in the unlikely event that you want
to call it, use syscall(2).
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