swapcontext

SWAPCONTEXT(2)           Linux 2.6 Programmer's Guide           SWAPCONTEXT(2)



NAME
       swapcontext - Swap out old context with new context

SYNOPSIS
       int sys_swapcontext (struct ucontext *old_ctx,
                            struct ucontext *new_ctx, int r5, int r6, int r7,
                            int r8, struct pt_regs *regs);


DESCRIPTION
       swapcontext swaps out context old_ctx with new context new_ctx. The int
       r# values have no place in the system call functionality. The regs
       value indicates the current user register values from the user stack.


RETURN VALUE
       swapcontext returns 0 on success; otherwise, swapcontext returns one of
       the errors listed in the "Errors" section.


ERRORS
       -EFAULT
              swapcontext could not verify that the memory area pointed to by
              old_ctx or new_ctx was accessible for the operation.


       -SIGSEGV
              A fault occurred when the context was being copied into the
              kernel's image of the user's registers. The should only occur in
              an out-of-memory situation.


SEE ALSO
       getcontext(2), sigaction(2), sigaltstack(2), sigprocmask(2)



AUTHOR
       Niki Rahimi



Linux 2.6                        2004-March-12                  SWAPCONTEXT(2)