setjmp, longjmp, notejmp - non-local goto
int setjmp(jmp_buf env)
void longjmp(jmp_buf env, int val)
void notejmp(void *uregs, jmp_buf env, int val)
These routines are useful for dealing with errors and interrupts
encountered in a low-level subroutine of a program.
Setjmp saves its stack environment in env for later use by longjmp. It
returns value 0.
Longjmp restores the environment saved by the last call of setjmp. It
then causes execution to continue as if the call of setjmp had just
returned with value val. The invoker of setjmp must not itself have
returned in the interim. All accessible data have values as of the
time longjmp was called.
Notejmp is the same as longjmp except that it is to be called from
within a note handler (see notify(2)). The uregs argument should be
the first argument passed to the note handler.
Setjmp and longjmp can also be used to switch stacks. Several macros
are defined in /$objtype/include/u.h that can be used to build jmp_bufs
by hand. The following code establishes a jmp_buf that may be called
by longjmp to begin execution in a function f with 1024 bytes of stack:
#define NSTACK 1024
label[JMPBUFPC] = ((ulong)f+JMPBUFDPC);
/* -2 leaves room for old pc and new pc in frame */
Notejmp cannot recover from an address trap or bus error (page fault)
on the 680x0 architectures.