Trace of a different process
Use the -p feature to produce
a stack trace of a different process.
The argument is either a process id or the address
of a process's proc structure.
Note that the stack frame addresses
in such a trace do not refer to the current system stack.
Normally, only user processes that are not swapped out
can have their stacks traced.
However, if the saveu(N) function has
been called in advance
to reserve memory for as many as 0xN u-blocks,
u-block of a process
is copied when it is swapped out,
to allow stack trace of that process.
In such a case, ps() no longer shows the process
but that can be deduced from the process flags.
At present, only two pages of a
u-block are saved;
consequently, stack trace of a swapped out process
does not work with a large number of open files,
when the tss falls in the third page or beyond.
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OpenServer 6 and UnixWare (SVR5) HDK - June 2005