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MACH-FILE(3)		   Library Functions Manual		  MACH-FILE(3)

NAME
       crackhdr,  uncrackhdr,  mapfile,	unmapfile, mapproc, unmapproc, detach-
       proc, ctlproc, procnotes	-  machine-independent	access	to  exectuable
       files and running processes

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<u.h>
       #include	<libc.h>
       #include	<mach.h>

       int   crackhdr(int fd, Fhdr *hdr)
       void  uncrackhdr(Fhdr *hdr)

       int   mapfile(Fhdr *hdr,	ulong base, Map	*map, Regs **regs)
       void  unmapfile(Fhdr *hdr, Map *map)
       int   mapproc(int pid, Map *map,	Regs **regs)
       void  unmapproc(Map *map)
       int   detachproc(int pid)
       int   ctlproc(int pid, char *msg)
       int   procnotes(int pid,	char ***notes)

DESCRIPTION
       These  functions	 parse	executable  files  and provide access to those
       files and to running processes.

       Crackhdr	opens and parses the named executable file.  The returned data
       structure  hdr is initialized with a machine-independent	description of
       the header information.	The following fields  are  the	most  commonly
       used:

       mach   a	pointer	to the Mach structure for the target architecture

       mname  the name of the target architecture

       fname  a	description of the kind	of file	(e.g., executable, core	dump)

       aname  a	 description  of  the  application  binary interface this file
	      uses; typically it is the	name of	an  operating  system  If  the
	      global variable mach is nil, crackhdr points it to the same Mach
	      structure.

       Mapfile adds the	segments found in hdr to map.  If hdr is an executable
       file, there are typically three segments: text, data, and a zero-backed
       bss.  If	hdr is a dynamic shared	library, its segments are relocated by
       base before being mapping.

       If  hdr	is  a core file, there is one segment named core for each con-
       tiguous section of memory recorded in the core file.  There  are	 often
       quite a few of these, as	most operating systems omit clean memory pages
       when writing core files (Mac OS X is the	only exception among the  sup-
       ported  systems).   Because core	files have such	holes, it is typically
       necessary to construct the core map by  calling	mapfile	 on  the  exe-
       cutable	and  then calling it again on the core file.  Newly-added seg-
       ments are mapped	on top of existing segments, so	this arrangement  will
       use the core file for the segments it contains but fall back to the ex-
       ecutable	for the	rest.

       Unmapfile removes the mappings in map corresponding to hdr.

       Mapproc attaches	to a running program and  adds	its  segments  to  the
       given  map.   It	adds one segment for each contiguous section of	mapped
       memory.	On systems where this information  cannot  be  determined,  it
       adds a single segment covering the entire address space.	 Accessing ar-
       eas of this segment that	are actually not mapped	in the process address
       space will cause	the get/put routines to	return errors.

       Unmapproc removes the mappings in map corresponding to pid.  Detachproc
       detaches	from all previously attached processes.

       Ctlproc manipulates the process with id pid according  to  the  message
       msg.  Valid messages include:

       kill   terminate	the process

       startstop
	      start the	process	and wait for it	to stop

       sysstop
	      arrange  for  the	process	to stop	at its next system call, start
	      the process, and then wait for it	to stop

       waitstop
	      wait for the process to stop

       start  start the	process

       Procnotes fills *notes with a pointer to	an array of strings represent-
       ing  pending  notes waiting for the process.  (On Unix, these notes are
       textual descriptions of any pending signals.)   Procnotes  returns  the
       number of pending notes.	 The memory at *notes should be	freed via free
       (see malloc(3)) when no longer needed.

SOURCE
       /usr/local/plan9/src/libmach

SEE ALSO
       mach(3),	mach-map(3)

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