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\begin{Name}{3}{unw\_get\_reg}{David Mosberger-Tang}{Programming Library}{unw\_get\_reg}unw\_get\_reg -- get register contents
\File{\#include $<$libunwind.h$>$}\\
\Type{int} \Func{unw\_get\_reg}(\Type{unw\_cursor\_t~*}\Var{cp}, \Type{unw\_regnum\_t} \Var{reg}, \Type{unw\_word\_t~*}\Var{valp});\\
The \Func{unw\_get\_reg}() routine reads the value of register
\Var{reg} in the stack frame identified by cursor \Var{cp} and stores
the value in the word pointed to by \Var{valp}.
The register numbering is target-dependent and described in separate
manual pages (e.g., libunwind-ia64(3) for the IA-64 target).
Furthermore, the exact set of accessible registers may depend on the
type of frame that \Var{cp} is referring to. For ordinary stack
frames, it is normally possible to access only the preserved
(``callee-saved'') registers and frame-related registers (such as the
stack-pointer). However, for signal frames (see
\Func{unw\_is\_signal\_frame}(3)), it is usually possible to access
all registers.
Note that \Func{unw\_get\_reg}() can only read the contents of
registers whose values fit in a single word. See
\Func{unw\_get\_fpreg}(3) for a way to read registers which do not fit
this constraint.
\section{Return Value}
On successful completion, \Func{unw\_get\_reg}() returns 0.
Otherwise the negative value of one of the error-codes below is
\section{Thread and Signal Safety}
\Func{unw\_get\_reg}() is thread-safe as well as safe to use
from a signal handler.
\item[\Const{UNW\_EUNSPEC}] An unspecified error occurred.
\item[\Const{UNW\_EBADREG}] An attempt was made to read a register
that is either invalid or not accessible in the current frame.
In addition, \Func{unw\_get\_reg}() may return any error returned by
the \Func{access\_mem}(), \Func{access\_reg}(), and
\Func{access\_fpreg}() call-backs (see
\section{See Also}
David Mosberger-Tang\\
Email: \Email{}\\
WWW: \URL{}.