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# zx_process_write_memory
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Write into the given process's address space.
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#include <zircon/syscalls.h>
zx_status_t zx_process_write_memory(zx_handle_t handle,
zx_vaddr_t vaddr,
const void* buffer,
size_t buffer_size,
size_t* actual);
`zx_process_write_memory()` attempts to write memory of the specified process.
This function will eventually be replaced with something vmo-centric.
*vaddr* the address of the block of memory to write.
*buffer* pointer to a user buffer containing the bytes to write.
*buffer_size* number of bytes to attempt to write. *buffer* buffer must be
large enough for at least this many bytes. *buffer_size* must be greater than
zero and less than or equal to 64MB.
*actual_size* the actual number of bytes written is stored here. Less bytes
than requested may be returned if *vaddr*+*buffer_size* extends beyond the
memory mapped in the process.
To use the `zx_process_write_memory()` function, you must specify
`kernel.enable-debugging-syscalls=true` on the kernel command line. Otherwise,
the function returns **ZX_ERR_NOT_SUPPORTED**.
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*handle* must be of type **ZX_OBJ_TYPE_PROCESS** and have **ZX_RIGHT_WRITE**.
`zx_process_write_memory()` returns **ZX_OK** on success.
In the event of failure, a negative error value is returned, and the number of
bytes written to *buffer* is undefined.
**ZX_ERR_ACCESS_DENIED** *handle* does not have the **ZX_RIGHT_WRITE** right or
the address range to write falls into a protected area like the vDSO.
**ZX_ERR_BAD_HANDLE** *handle* is not a valid handle.
**ZX_ERR_BAD_STATE** the process's memory is not accessible (e.g.,
the process is being terminated),
or the requested memory is not cacheable.
**ZX_ERR_INVALID_ARGS** *buffer* is an invalid pointer or NULL,
or *buffer_size* is zero or greater than 64MB.
**ZX_ERR_NO_MEMORY** the process does not have any memory at the
requested address.
**ZX_ERR_NOT_SUPPORTED** `kernel.enable-debugging-syscalls` is not set to `true`
on the kernel command line.
**ZX_ERR_WRONG_TYPE** *handle* is not a process handle.
- [`zx_process_read_memory()`]
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