System Services, $PROCESS SCAN, Arguments
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pidctx OpenVMS usage:process_id type: longword (unsigned) access: modify mechanism: by 32- or 64-bit reference (Alpha) mechanism: by 32-bit reference (VAX) Context value supplied by $PROCESS_SCAN to be used as the pidadr argument of $GETJPI. The pidctx argument is the 32-bit address (on VAX systems) or the 32- or 64-bit address (on Alpha systems) of a longword that is to receive the process context longword. This longword normally contains 0 or a previous context. If it contains a previous context, the old context is deleted. If it contains a value other than 0 or a previous context, the old value is ignored. itmlst OpenVMS usage:32-bit item_list_3 or 64-bit item_list_64b type: longword (unsigned) for 32-bit; quadword (unsigned) for 64-bit access: read only mechanism: by 32- or 64-bit reference (Alpha) mechanism: by 32-bit reference (VAX) Item list specifying selection criteria to be used by the scan or to control the scan. The itmlst argument is the 32-bit address (on VAX systems) or the 32- or 64-bit address (on Alpha systems) of a list of item descriptors, each of which describes one selection criterion or control option. Within each selection criterion you can include several item entries. An item list in 32-bit format is terminated by a longword of 0; an item list in 64-bit format is terminated by a quadword of 0. All items in an item list must be of the same format-either 32-bit or 64-bit. The information in the item list is passed to the item descriptor in one of two ways. If the item descriptor can always hold the actual value of the selection criterion, the value is placed in the second longword of the item descriptor and the buffer length is specified as 0. If the item descriptor points to the actual value of the selection criterion, the address of the value is placed in the second longword of the item descriptor and you must specify the buffer length for the selection criterion. Each item code description specifies whether the information is passed by value or by reference. Refer to the OpenVMS System Services Reference Manual to view the item code diagrams and descriptor fields tables.