NAME [Toc] [Back]
cr_read - read from crash dump
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
int cr_read(CRASH *crash_cb, void *buf,
uint64_t mem_page, int *num_pages);
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The cr_read() function attempts to read the memory area defined by
mem_page and num_pages into the buffer pointed to by buf from the
crash dump opened using crash_cb.
The cr_read() starts at the position in the crash dump associated with
the physical memory offset given by mem_page. If the physical memory
page mem_page does not exist in the crash dump, cr_read() sets
*num_pages to 0 and returns 0.
No data transfer will occur past a page of memory that does not exist
in the crash dump. If the starting position, mem_page, plus the read
length, *num_pages, goes past an area of memory that does not exist in
the crash dump, cr_read() sets *num_pages to the number of consecutive
pages (starting at mem_page) actually read.
RETURN VALUE [Toc] [Back]
Returns zero for success. Other possible return values are described
EXAMPLES [Toc] [Back]
Assuming a process opened a crash dump, the following call to
cr_read(3) reads the first CRSIZE pages from the crash dump into the
buffer pointed to by mybuf:
int size = CRSIZE;
rstat = cr_read (in_cb, mybuf, 0, &size);
WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
cr_read() may return fewer pages than requested due to implementation
details. Always check the number of pages returned. If they are
fewer than requested, issue a new request starting at the first page
not returned. Only if that new request reads zero pages (or returns
an error) can you be sure that the page was not dumped.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
cr_read() was developed by HP.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003 [ Back ]