Alexander Golomshtok > Solaris-Kvm-0.02 > Solaris::Kvm

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NAME ^

Solaris::Kvm - Perl interface to Solaris Kernel Virtual Memory Access Library (libkvm)

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Solaris::Kvm;
  
  $handle = new Solaris::Kvm();
  printf "value of maxusers %d\n", $handle->maxusers;
  printf "size of maxusers variable %d\n", $handle->size('maxusers');

DESCRIPTION ^

Solaris::Kvm allows read access to Solaris kernel variables through the tied hash interface. By default, the module reads the /dev/ksyms namelist, but it is also possible to use an alternative namelist by passing its name to the module constructor:

   $handle = new Solaris::Kvm("/my_namelist");

The value of a particular kernel variable can by looked up by simply retrieving the element from the hash using the name of the variable as a key:

   printf "maxusers: %d\n", $handle->{maxusers};

Note, the value is automatically refreshed for every lookup - i.e. internally, the FETCH routine calls kvm_kread(). Variable value can also be retrieved using the subroutine/method syntax:

   printf "maxusers: %d\n", $handle->maxusers;

although, it is slightly less efficient since such call is dispatched through the AUTOLOAD function. In addition to reading the values of kernel variables, the module is capable of providing the size of a variable (in bytes), its type (object, function, etc) as well as its bind (local, global, etc) and visibility (internal, protected, etc):

   printf "maxusers size: %d\n", $handle->size('maxusers');
   printf "maxusers type: %d\n", $handle->type('maxusers');
   printf "maxusers bind: %d\n", $handle->bind('maxusers');
   printf "maxusers visibility: %d\n", $handle->visibility('maxusers');

All these functions return standard ELF constants (STT_OBJECT, STT_HIDDEN, etc), defined in elf.h. The "write" function is disabled - those who wish to modify the values of kernel variables should really use /etc/system...;-).

EXPORT

        STB_GLOBAL      
        STB_WEAK
        STB_NUM
        STT_NOTYPE      
        STT_OBJECT
        STT_FUNC
        STT_SECTION     
        STT_FILE
        STT_COMMON      
        STT_TLS         
        STT_NUM 
        STV_DEFAULT
        STV_INTERNAL
        STV_HIDDEN
        STV_PROTECTED

AUTHOR ^

Alexander Golomshtok<lt>golomshtok_alexander@jpmorgan.com<gt>

SEE ALSO ^

libkvm(3LIB), perl.

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