sys_mman.h man page

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sys/mman.h — memory management declarations

Synopsis

#include <sys/mman.h>

Description

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for use as protection options:

PROT_EXEC
Page can be executed.
PROT_NONE
Page cannot be accessed.
PROT_READ
Page can be read.
PROT_WRITE
Page can be written.

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for use as flag options:

MAP_FIXED
Interpret addr exactly.
MAP_PRIVATE
Changes are private.
MAP_SHARED
Share changes.

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for the msync() function:

MS_ASYNC
Perform asynchronous writes.
MS_INVALIDATE
Invalidate mappings.
MS_SYNC
Perform synchronous writes.

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for the mlockall() function:

MCL_CURRENT
Lock currently mapped pages.
MCL_FUTURE
Lock pages that become mapped.

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the symbolic constant MAP_FAILED which shall have type void * and shall be used to indicate a failure from the mmap() function .

If the Advisory Information option is supported, the <sys/mman.h> header shall define symbolic constants for the advice argument to the posix_madvise() function as follows:

POSIX_MADV_DONTNEED
The application expects that it will not access the specified range in the near future.
POSIX_MADV_NORMAL
The application has no advice to give on its behavior with respect to the specified range. It is the default characteristic if no advice is given for a range of memory.
POSIX_MADV_RANDOM
The application expects to access the specified range in a random order.
POSIX_MADV_SEQUENTIAL
The application expects to access the specified range sequentially from lower addresses to higher addresses.
POSIX_MADV_WILLNEED
The application expects to access the specified range in the near future.

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for use as flags for the posix_typed_mem_open() function:

POSIX_TYPED_MEM_ALLOCATE
Allocate on mmap().
POSIX_TYPED_MEM_ALLOCATE_CONTIG
Allocate contiguously on mmap().
POSIX_TYPED_MEM_MAP_ALLOCATABLE
Map on mmap(), without affecting allocatability.

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the mode_t, off_t, and size_t types as described in <sys_types.h>.

The <sys/mman.h> header shall define the posix_typed_mem_info structure, which shall include at least the following member:

size_t  posix_tmi_length  Maximum length which may be allocated
                          from a typed memory object.

The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.

int    mlock(const void *, size_t);
int    mlockall(int);
void  *mmap(void *, size_t, int, int, int, off_t);
int    mprotect(void *, size_t, int);
int    msync(void *, size_t, int);
int    munlock(const void *, size_t);
int    munlockall(void);
int    munmap(void *, size_t);
int    posix_madvise(void *, size_t, int);
int    posix_mem_offset(const void *restrict, size_t, off_t *restrict,
           size_t *restrict, int *restrict);
int    posix_typed_mem_get_info(int, struct posix_typed_mem_info *);
int    posix_typed_mem_open(const char *, int, int);
int    shm_open(const char *, int, mode_t);
int    shm_unlink(const char *);

The following sections are informative.

See Also

<sys_types.h>

The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, mlock(), mlockall(), mmap(), mprotect(), msync(), munmap(), posix_madvise(), posix_mem_offset(), posix_typed_mem_get_info(), posix_typed_mem_open(), shm_open(), shm_unlink()

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