pt_insn_alloc_decoder man page

pt_insn_alloc_decoder, pt_insn_free_decoder — allocate/free an Intel(R) Processor Trace instruction flow decoder

Synopsis

#include <intel-pt.h>

struct pt_insn_decoder *

pt_insn_alloc_decoder(const struct pt_config *config);

void pt_insn_free_decoder(struct pt_insn_decoder *decoder);

Link with -lipt.

Description

An instruction flow decoder decodes raw Intel Processor Trace (Intel PT) into a sequence of instructions described by the pt_insn structure. See pt_insn_next(3).

pt_insn_alloc_decoder() allocates a new instruction flow decoder and returns a pointer to it. The config argument points to a pt_config object. See pt_config(3). The config argument will not be referenced by the returned decoder but the trace buffer defined by the config argument’s begin and end fields will.

The returned instruction flow decoder needs to be synchronized onto the trace stream before it can be used. To synchronize the instruction flow decoder, use pt_insn_sync_forward(3), pt_insn_sync_backward(3), or pt_insn_sync_set(3).

pt_insn_free_decoder() frees the Intel PT instruction flow decoder pointed to by decoder. The decoder argument must be NULL or point to a decoder that has been allocated by a call to pt_insn_alloc_decoder().

Return Value

pt_insn_alloc_decoder() returns a pointer to a pt_insn_decoder object on success or NULL in case of an error.

Example

int foo(const struct pt_config *config) {
    struct pt_insn_decoder *decoder;
    errcode;

    decoder = pt_insn_alloc_decoder(config);
    if (!decoder)
        return pte_nomem;

    errcode = bar(decoder);

    pt_insn_free_decoder(decoder);
    return errcode;
}

See Also

pt_config(3), pt_insn_sync_forward(3), pt_insn_sync_backward(3), pt_insn_sync_set(3), pt_insn_get_offset(3), pt_insn_get_sync_offset(3), pt_insn_get_image(3), pt_insn_set_image(3), pt_insn_get_config(3), pt_insn_time(3), pt_insn_core_bus_ratio(3), pt_insn_next(3)

Referenced By

pt_config(3), pt_enc_get_config(3), pt_insn_get_image(3), pt_insn_get_offset(3), pt_insn_next(3), pt_insn_sync_forward(3), pt_qry_time(3).

The man page pt_insn_free_decoder(3) is an alias of pt_insn_alloc_decoder(3).