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getunwind - copy the unwind data to caller's buffer
long getunwind(void *buf, size_t buf_size);
There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
Note: this function is obsolete.
system call copies the kernel's call frame
unwind data into the buffer pointed to by
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
is specified in
The data is copied only if
is greater than or equal to the size of the unwind data and
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 associated unwind information, in no particular order.
The unwind table contains entries of the following form:
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
value is zero indicates the end of the table.
For more information about the format, see the
IA-64 Software Conventions and Runtime Architecture
returns the size of the unwind data.
On error, -1 is returned and
is set to indicate the error.
fails with the error
if the unwind info can't be stored in the space specified by
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
Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call;
in the unlikely event that you want to call it, use
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