KVM_GETPCPU(3) BSD Library Functions Manual KVM_GETPCPU(3)
kvm_dpcpu_setcpu kvm_getmaxcpu, kvm_getpcpu -- access per-CPU data
Kernel Data Access Library (libkvm, -lkvm)
kvm_dpcpu_setcpu(kvm_t *kd, u_int cpu);
kvm_getpcpu(kvm_t *kd, int cpu);
kvm_read_zpcpu(kvm_t *kd, u_long base, void *buf, size_t size, int cpu);
kvm_counter_u64_fetch(kvm_t *kd, u_long base);
The kvm_dpcpu_setcpu(), kvm_getmaxcpu(), and kvm_getpcpu() functions are used to access the per-CPU data of active processors in the kernel
indicated by kd. Per-CPU storage comes in two flavours: data stored directly in a struct pcpu associated with each CPU, and dynamic per-CPU
storage (DPCPU), in which a single kernel symbol refers to different data depending on what CPU it is accessed from.
The kvm_getmaxcpu() function returns the maximum number of CPUs supported by the kernel.
The kvm_getncpus() function returns the current number of CPUs in the kernel.
The kvm_getpcpu() function returns a buffer holding the per-CPU data for a single CPU. This buffer is described by the struct pcpu type.
The caller is responsible for releasing the buffer via a call to free(3) when it is no longer needed. If cpu is not active, then NULL is
The kvm_read_zpcpu() function is used to obtain private per-CPU copy from a UMA_ZONE_PCPU zone(9). It takes base argument as base address of
an allocation and copyies size bytes into buf from the part of allocation that is private to cpu.
The kvm_counter_u64_fetch() function fetches value of a counter(9) pointed by base address.
Symbols for dynamic per-CPU data are accessed via kvm_nlist(3) as with other symbols. libkvm maintains a notion of the "current CPU", set by
kvm_dpcpu_setcpu, which defaults to 0. Once another CPU is selected, kvm_nlist(3) will return pointers to that data on the appropriate CPU.
kvm_getmaxcpu() and kvm_getpcpu() cache the nlist values for various kernel variables which are reused in successive calls. You may call
either function with kd set to NULL to clear this cache.
On success, the kvm_getmaxcpu() function returns the maximum number of CPUs supported by the kernel. If an error occurs, it returns -1
On success, the kvm_getpcpu() function returns a pointer to an allocated buffer or NULL. If an error occurs, it returns -1 instead.
On success, the kvm_dpcpu_setcpu() call returns 0; if an error occurs, it returns -1 instead.
On success, the kvm_read_zpcpu() function returns number of bytes copied. If an error occurs, it returns -1 instead.
If any function encounters an error, then an error message may be retrieved via kvm_geterr(3).
free(3), kvm(3), counter(9), zone(9)
February 12, 2014 BSD