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I386_SET_WATCH(3)	 BSD Library Functions Manual	     I386_SET_WATCH(3)

NAME
     i386_clr_watch, i386_set_watch -- manage i386 debug register values

LIBRARY
     Standard C	Library	(libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <machine/reg.h>
     #include <machine/sysarch.h>

     int
     i386_clr_watch(int	watchnum, struct dbreg *d);

     int
     i386_set_watch(int	watchnum, unsigned int watchaddr, int size,
	 int access, struct dbreg *d);

DESCRIPTION
     The i386_clr_watch() function will	disable	the indicated watch point
     within the	specified debug	register set.

     The i386_set_watch() function will	set up the specified debug registers
     as	indicated by the arguments.  The watchnum argument specifies which
     watch register is used, 0,	1, 2, 3, or -1.	 If watchnum is	-1, a free
     watch register is found and used.	If there are no	free watch registers,
     an	error code of -1 is returned.  The watchaddr argument specifies	the
     watch address, size specifies the size in bytes of	the area to be watched
     (1, 2, or 4 bytes), and access specifies the type of watch	point:

	   DBREG_DR7_EXEC    An	execution breakpoint.
	   DBREG_DR7_WRONLY  Break only	when the watch area is written to.
	   DBREG_DR7_RDWR    Break when	the watch area is read from or written
			     to.

     Note that these functions do not actually set or clear breakpoints; they
     manipulate	the indicated debug register set.  You must use	ptrace(2) to
     retrieve and install the debug register values for	a process.

RETURN VALUES
     The i386_clr_watch() function returns 0 on	success, or -1 if watchnum is
     invalid (not in the range of 0-3).

     The i386_set_watch() function will	return the watchnum argument, or the
     watchnum actually used in the case	that watchnum is -1 on success.	 On
     error, i386_set_watch() will return -1 indicating that the	watchpoint
     could not be set up because either	no more	watchpoints are	available, or
     watchnum, size, or	access is invalid.

SEE ALSO
     ptrace(2),	procfs(5)

AUTHORS
     This man page was written by Brian	S. Dean.

BSD				August 24, 2000				   BSD

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