The DCMD_PROC_GETGREG and DCMD_PROC_GETFPREG commands

The DCMD_PROC_GETGREG and DCMD_PROC_GETFPREG commands are used to fetch the current general registers and floating-point registers for the thread.

This will, of course, be architecture-specific. For simplicity, I've shown the x86 version, and just the general registers.

The data structure is (slightly edited for clarity):

typedef union _debug_gregs {
  X86_CPU_REGISTERS       x86;
  ARM_CPU_REGISTERS       arm;
  uint64_t                padding [1024];
} debug_greg_t;

The x86 version, (the x86 member), is as follows (from <x86/context.h>):

typedef struct x86_cpu_registers {
  uint32_t  edi, esi, ebp, exx, ebx, edx, ecx, eax;
  uint32_t  eip, cs, efl;
  uint32_t  esp, ss;
} X86_CPU_REGISTERS;

To get the information, a simple devctl() is issued:

static void
dump_procfs_greg (int fd, int tid)
{
  procfs_greg   g;
  int           sts;

  // set the current thread first!
  if ((sts = devctl (fd, DCMD_PROC_CURTHREAD, &tid,
                     sizeof (tid), NULL)) != EOK) {
    fprintf (stderr, "%s:  CURTHREAD for tid %d, sts %d (%s)\n",
             progname, tid, sts, strerror (sts));
    exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
  }

  // fetch information about the registers for this pid/tid
  if ((sts = devctl (fd, DCMD_PROC_GETGREG, &g,
                     sizeof (g), NULL)) != EOK) {
    fprintf (stderr, "%s:  GETGREG information, sts %d (%s)\n",
             progname, sts, strerror (sts));
    exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
  }

  // print information here...
}
Note: This call, unlike the other calls mentioned so far, requires you to call devctl() with DCMD_PROC_CURTHREAD to set the current thread. Otherwise, you'll get an EINVAL return code from the devctl().

Here is some sample output:

Info from DCMD_PROC_GETGREG
  cs  0x0000001D   eip  0xF000EF9C
  ss  0x00000099   esp  0xEFFF7C14
  eax 0x00000002   ebx  0xEFFFEB00
  ecx 0xEFFF7C14   edx  0xF000EF9E
  edi 0x00000000   esi  0x00000000
  ebp 0xEFFF77C0   exx  0xEFFFEBEC
  efl 0x00001006