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MINHERIT(2)			     BSD System Calls Manual			      MINHERIT(2)

NAME
     minherit -- control the inheritance of pages

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/mman.h>

     int
     minherit(caddr_t addr, size_t len, int inherit);

DESCRIPTION
     The minherit() system call changes the specified pages to have the inheritance characteris-
     tic inherit, which can be set to VM_INHERIT_NONE, VM_INHERIT_COPY, or VM_INHERIT_SHARE.  Not
     all implementations will guarantee that the inheritance characteristic can be set on a page
     basis; the granularity of changes may be as large as an entire region.

SEE ALSO
     madvise(2), mincore(2), mprotect(2), msync(2), munmap(2)

HISTORY
     The minherit() function first appeared in OpenBSD.

BSD					   June 9, 1993 				      BSD
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