LIBPCTX(3LIB) Interface Libraries LIBPCTX(3LIB)

libpctx - process context library

cc [ flag... ] file... -lpctx [ library... ]

Functions in this library provide a simple means to access the underlying facilities of proc(5) to allow a controlling process to manipulate the state of a controlled process.

This library is primarily for use in conjunction with the libcpc(3LIB) library. Used together, these libraries allow developers to construct tools that can manipulate CPU performance counters in other processes. The cputrack(1) utility is an example of such a tool.

The shared object libpctx.so.1 provides the public interfaces defined below. See Intro(3) for additional information on shared object interfaces.

pctx_capture pctx_create
pctx_release pctx_run
pctx_set_events

/usr/lib/libpctx.so.1
shared object

/usr/lib/64/libpctx.so.1

64-bit shared object

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-Level Safe

cputrack(1), Intro(3), cpc(3CPC), libcpc(3LIB), proc(5), attributes(7)

May 22, 2003 OmniOS