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// UKDebugBreak.c
// AngelDatabase
// Created by Uli Kusterer on 18.10.08.
// Copyright 2008 Uli Kusterer.
// This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
// warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
// arising from the use of this software.
// Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
// including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
// freely, subject to the following restrictions:
// 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
// claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
// in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
// appreciated but is not required.
// 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
// misrepresented as being the original software.
// 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source
// distribution.
Parts based on code from Apple Technical Q&A QA1361
#include "UKDebugBreak.h"
#if DEBUG // kinfo_proc can change between OS releases, don't put in release build!
#include <assert.h>
#include <stdbool.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <sys/sysctl.h>
// Returns true if the current process is being debugged (either
// running under the debugger or has a debugger attached post facto).
int UKAmIBeingDebugged(void)
return true;
int junk;
int mib[4];
struct kinfo_proc info;
size_t size;
// Initialize the flags so that, if sysctl fails for some bizarre
// reason, we get a predictable result.
info.kp_proc.p_flag = 0;
// Initialize mib, which tells sysctl the info we want, in this case
// we're looking for information about a specific process ID.
mib[0] = CTL_KERN;
mib[1] = KERN_PROC;
mib[2] = KERN_PROC_PID;
mib[3] = getpid();
// Call sysctl.
size = sizeof(info);
junk = sysctl(mib, sizeof(mib) / sizeof(*mib), &info, &size, NULL, 0);
assert(junk == 0);
// We're being debugged if the P_TRACED flag is set.
return ( (info.kp_proc.p_flag & P_TRACED) != 0 );
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