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cpc_pctx_bind_event(3cpc) [opensolaris man page]

cpc_pctx_bind_event(3CPC)			    CPU Performance Counters Library Functions				 cpc_pctx_bind_event(3CPC)

cpc_pctx_bind_event, cpc_pctx_take_sample, cpc_pctx_rele, cpc_pctx_invalidate - access CPU performance counters in other processes SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag... ] file... -lcpc -lpctx [ library... ] #include <libpctx.h> #include <libcpc.h> int cpc_pctx_bind_event(pctx_t *pctx, id_t lwpid, cpc_event_t *event, int flags); int cpc_pctx_take_sample(pctx_t *pctx, id_t lwpid, cpc_event_t *event); int cpc_pctx_rele(pctx_t *pctx, id_t lwpid); int cpc_pctx_invalidate(pctx_t *pctx, id_t lwpid); DESCRIPTION
These functions are designed to be run in the context of an event handler created using the libpctx(3LIB) family of functions that allow the caller, also known as the controlling process, to manipulate the performance counters in the context of a controlled process. The con- trolled process is described by the pctx argument, which must be obtained from an invocation of pctx_capture(3CPC) or pctx_create(3CPC) and passed to the functions described on this page in the context of an event handler. The semantics of the functions cpc_pctx_bind_event(), cpc_pctx_take_sample(), and cpc_pctx_rele() are directly analogous to those of cpc_bind_event(), cpc_take_sample(), and cpc_rele() described on the cpc_bind_event(3CPC) manual page. The cpc_pctx_invalidate() function allows the performance context to be invalidated in an LWP in the controlled process. RETURN VALUES
These functions return 0 on success. On failure, they return -1 and set errno to indicate the error. ERRORS
The cpc_pctx_bind_event(), cpc_pctx_take_sample(), and cpc_pctx_rele() functions return the same errno values the analogous functions described on the cpc_bind_event(3CPC) manual page. In addition, these function may fail if: EACCES For cpc_pctx_bind_event(), access to the requested hypervisor event was denied. ESRCH The value of the lwpid argument is invalid in the context of the controlled process. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Unsafe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Evolving | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
cpc(3CPC), cpc_bind_event(3CPC), libcpc(3LIB), pctx_capture(3CPC), pctx_create(3CPC), attributes(5) NOTES
The cpc_pctx_bind_event(), cpc_pctx_invalidate(), cpc_pctx_rele(), and cpc_pctx_take_sample() functions exist for binary compatibility only. Source containing these functions will not compile. These functions are obsolete and might be removed in a future release. Applica- tions should use cpc_bind_pctx(3CPC), cpc_unbind(3CPC), and cpc_set_sample(3CPC) instead. The capability to create and analyze overflow events in other processes is not available, though it may be made available in a future ver- sion of this API. In the current implementation, the flags field must be specified as 0. SunOS 5.11 05 Mar 2007 cpc_pctx_bind_event(3CPC)

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