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KVM_READ(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		   KVM_READ(3)

NAME
     kvm_read, kvm_write -- read or write kernel virtual memory

LIBRARY
     Kernel Data Access	Library	(libkvm, -lkvm)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <kvm.h>

     ssize_t
     kvm_read(kvm_t *kd, unsigned long addr, void *buf,	size_t nbytes);

     ssize_t
     kvm_write(kvm_t *kd, unsigned long	addr, const void *buf, size_t nbytes);

DESCRIPTION
     The kvm_read() and	kvm_write() functions are used to read and write ker-
     nel virtual memory	(or a crash dump file).	 See kvm_open(3) or
     kvm_openfiles(3) for information regarding	opening	kernel virtual memory
     and crash dumps.

     The kvm_read() function transfers nbytes bytes of data from the kernel
     space address addr	to buf.	 Conversely, kvm_write() transfers data	from
     buf to addr.  Unlike their	SunOS counterparts, these functions cannot be
     used to read or write process address spaces.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon success, the number of bytes actually	transferred is returned.  Oth-
     erwise, -1	is returned.

SEE ALSO
     kvm(3), kvm_close(3), kvm_getargv(3), kvm_getenvv(3), kvm_geterr(3),
     kvm_getprocs(3), kvm_nlist(3), kvm_open(3), kvm_openfiles(3)

FreeBSD	9.3			 June 4, 1993			   FreeBSD 9.3

NAME | LIBRARY | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUES | SEE ALSO

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