STDIO_EXT(3) Linux Programmer's Manual STDIO_EXT(3)
__fbufsize, __flbf, __fpending, __fpurge, __freadable, __freading, __fsetlocking,
__fwritable, __fwriting, _flushlbf - interfaces to stdio FILE structure
size_t __fbufsize(FILE *stream);
size_t __fpending(FILE *stream);
int __flbf(FILE *stream);
int __freadable(FILE *stream);
int __fwritable(FILE *stream);
int __freading(FILE *stream);
int __fwriting(FILE *stream);
int __fsetlocking(FILE *stream, int type);
void __fpurge(FILE *stream);
Solaris introduced routines to allow portable access to the internals of the FILE struc-
ture, and glibc also implemented these.
The __fbufsize() function returns the size of the buffer currently used by the given
The __fpending() function returns the number of bytes in the output buffer. For wide-ori-
ented streams the unit is wide characters. This function is undefined on buffers in read-
ing mode, or opened read-only.
The __flbf() function returns a nonzero value if the stream is line-buffered, and zero
The __freadable() function returns a nonzero value if the stream allows reading, and zero
The __fwritable() function returns a nonzero value if the stream allows writing, and zero
The __freading() function returns a nonzero value if the stream is read-only, or if the
last operation on the stream was a read operation, and zero otherwise.
The __fwriting() function returns a nonzero value if the stream is write-only (or append-
only), or if the last operation on the stream was a write operation, and zero otherwise.
The __fsetlocking() function can be used to select the desired type of locking on the
stream. It returns the current type. The type argument can take the following three val-
Perform implicit locking around every operation on the given stream (except for the
*_unlocked ones). This is the default.
The caller will take care of the locking (possibly using flockfile(3) in case there
is more than one thread), and the stdio routines will not do locking until the
state is reset to FSETLOCKING_INTERNAL.
Don't change the type of locking. (Only return it.)
The _flushlbf() function flushes all line-buffered streams. (Presumably so that output to
a terminal is forced out, say before reading keyboard input.)
The __fpurge() function discards the contents of the stream's buffer.
Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
The __fbufsize(), __fpending(), __fpurge() and __fsetlocking() functions do not lock the
stream, so they are not thread-safe.
The __flbf(), __freadable(), __freading(), __fwritable(), __fwriting() and _flushlbf()
functions are thread-safe.
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