Sun Studio 12: Debugging a Program With dbx

sysin code | name

The specified system call has just been initiated, and the process has entered kernel mode.

The concept of system call supported by dbx is that provided by traps into the kernel as enumerated in /usr/include/sys/syscall.h.

This is not the same as the ABI notion of system calls. Some ABI system calls are partially implemented in user mode and use non-ABI kernel traps. However, most of the generic system calls (the main exception being signal handling) are the same between syscall.h and the ABI.

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The sysin event is not available on Linux platforms.

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The list of kernel system call traps in /usr/include/sys/syscall.h is part of a private interface in the Solaris OS that changes from release to release. The list of trap names (codes) and trap numbers that dbx accepts includes all of those supported by any of the versions of the Solaris OS that dbx supports. It is unlikely that the names supported by dbx exactly match those of any particular release of the Solaris OS, and some of the names in syscall.h might not be available. Any trap number (code) is accepted by dbx and works as expected, but a warning is issued if it does not correspond to a known system call trap.