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Query typed memory object to obtain the memory amount available


#include <sys/mman.h>

int posix_typed_mem_get_info(int fildes,
                             struct posix_typed_mem_info *info);


Represent a typed memory object.
Pointer to posix_typed_mem_info structure that contain posix_tmi_length field.



Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.


The posix_typed_mem_get_info() function queries the typed memory object for obtaining the amount of memory currently available.

The posix_typed_mem_get_info() function allows an application to immediately determine available memory. This is particularly important for typed memory objects that may in some cases be scarce resources. The posix_typed_mem_get_info() function shall return, in the posix_tmi_length field of the posix_typed_mem_info structure pointed to by info, the maximum length that may be successfully allocated by the typed memory object designated by fildes. Note that when a typed memory pool is a shared resource, some form of mutual-exclusion or synchronization may be required while typed memory is being queried and allocated to prevent race conditions.

The posix_typed_mem_get_info() function returns the maximum length which may be successfully allocated by the typed memory object designated by fildes.

The maximum length is dynamic; it's available in the posix_tmi_length field, pointed to by info, of the posix_typed_mem_info structure. The maximum length is valid only while the current mapping of the corresponding typed memory pool remains unchanged.

This maximum length takes into account the flag POSIX_TYPED_MEM_ALLOCATE or POSIX_TYPED_MEM_ALLOCATE_CONTIG specified when the typed memory object represented by fildes is opened.

If fildes represents a typed memory object opened with neither the POSIX_TYPED_MEM_ALLOCATE flag nor the POSIX_TYPED_MEM_ALLOCATE_CONTIG flag specified, the returned value of info->posix_tmi_length is unspecified.


This function was added in the QNX Neutrino Core OS 6.3.2.


Errors as mentioned below
An error has occurred.


The fildes argument isn't a valid open file descriptor.
The fildes isn't connected to a memory object supported by this function.


posix_typed_mem_get_info() is POSIX 1003.1-2001

Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

See also:

posix_mem_offset(), posix_typed_mem_open()

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