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166 DEBUG_EXTPROC

The DEBUG_EXTPROC package enables you to start up the extproc agent within a session. This utility package can help you debug external procedures.

This chapter contains the following topics:


Using DEBUG_EXTPROC


Security Model

Your Oracle account must have EXECUTE privileges on the package and CREATE LIBRARY privileges.


Operational Notes

To install the package, run the script DBGEXTP.SQL.

    SELECT SUBSTR(OBJECT_NAME, 1, 20) 
    FROM USER_OBJECTS 
    WHERE OBJECT_NAME = 'DEBUG_EXTPROC';

Having installed the package, proceed accordingly:

Because PL/SQL loads the shared library at runtime, the debugger you use may or may not automatically be able to track the new symbols from the shared library. You may have to issue some debugger command to load the symbols (for example, 'share' in gdb)


Rules and Limits

Note:

DEBUG_EXTPROC works only on platforms with debuggers that can attach to a running process.

Summary of DEBUG_EXTPROC Subprograms

Table 166-1 DEBUG_EXTPROC Package Subprograms

Subprogram Description

STARTUP_EXTPROC_AGENT Procedure

Starts up the extproc agent process in the session



STARTUP_EXTPROC_AGENT Procedure

This procedure starts up the extproc agent process in the session.This enables you to get the PID of the executing process. This PID is needed to be able to attach to the running process using a debugger.

Syntax

DEBUG_EXTPROC.STARTUP_EXTPROC_AGENT;