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<strong>Function</strong> - Establish a user-level handler for a system call.
<strong>kern_return_t   task_set_emulation</strong>
                <strong>(task_t</strong>                                    <var>task</var>,
                 <strong>vm_address_t</strong>                  <var>routine_entry_pt</var>,
                 <strong>int</strong>                             <var>syscall_number</var><strong>);</strong>
<dt> <var>task</var>
[in task port] The port for the task for which to establish the system call handler.
<dt> <var>routine_entry_pt</var>
[in scalar] The address within the task of the handler for this particular system call.
<dt> <var>syscall_number</var>
[in scalar] The number of the system call to be handled by this handler.
The <strong>task_set_emulation</strong> function establishes a handler within the task
for a particular system call. When a thread executes a system call
with this particular number, the system call will be redirected to the
specified routine within the task's address space. This is expected to
be an address within the transparent emulation library.  These
emulation handler addresses are inherited by child processes.
This interface is machine word length specific because of the virtual
address parameter.
Only generic errors apply.
<a href="task_set_emulation_vector.html"><strong>task_set_emulation_vector</strong></a>,
<a href="task_get_emulation_vector.html"><strong>task_get_emulation_vector</strong></a>.