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16 August 2007
UNW_GET_PROC_INFO_BY_IP(3) Programming Library UNW_GET_PROC_INFO_BY_IP(3)

NAME

unw_get_proc_info_by_ip -- get procedure info by IP

SYNOPSIS

#include <libunwind.h> int unw_get_proc_info_by_ip(unw_addr_space_t as, unw_word_t ip, unw_proc_info_t *pip, void *arg);

DESCRIPTION

The unw_get_proc_info_by_ip() routine returns the same kind of auxiliary information about a procedure as unw_get_proc_info(), except that the info is looked up by instruc‐ tion-pointer (IP) instead of a cursor. This is more flexible because it is possible to look up the info for an arbitrary procedure, even if it is not part of the current call-chain. However, since it is more flexible, it also tends to run slower (and often much slower) than unw_get_proc_info(). The routine expects the followins arguments: as is the address-space in which the instruc‐ tion-pointer should be looked up. For a look-up in the local address-space, unw_local_addr_space can be passed for this argument. Argument ip is the instruc‐ tion-pointer for which the procedure info should be looked up and pip is a pointer to a structure of type unw_proc_info_t which is used to return the info. Lastly, arg is the address-space argument that should be used when accessing the address-space. It has the same purpose as the argument of the same name for unw_init_remote(). When accessing the local address-space (first argument is unw_local_addr_space), NULL must be passed for this argument. Note that for the purposes of libunwind, the code of a procedure is assumed to occupy a single, contiguous range of addresses. For this reason, it is alwas possible to describe the extent of a procedure with the start_ip and end_ip members. If a single function/rou‐ tine is split into multiple, discontiguous pieces, libunwind will treat each piece as a separate procedure.

RETURN VALUE

On successful completion, unw_get_proc_info_by_ip() returns 0. Otherwise the negative value of one of the error-codes below is returned.

THREAD AND SIGNAL SAFETY

unw_get_proc_info() is thread-safe. If the local address-space is passed in argument as, this routine is also safe to use from a signal handler.

ERRORS

UNW_EUNSPEC An unspecified error occurred. UNW_ENOINFO Libunwind was unable to locate unwind-info for the procedure. UNW_EBADVERSION The unwind-info for the procedure has version or format that is not understood by libunwind. In addition, unw_get_proc_info() may return any error returned by the access_mem() call-back (see unw_create_addr_space(3)).

SEE ALSO

libunwind(3), unw_create_addr_space(3), unw_get_proc_name(3), unw_get_proc_info(3), unw_init_remote(3)

AUTHOR

David Mosberger-Tang Email: @gmail.com WWW: http://www.nongnu.org/libunwind/.
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