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MSYNC(2)			     BSD System Calls Manual				 MSYNC(2)

NAME
     msync -- synchronize a mapped region

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

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

     int
     msync(void *addr, size_t len, int flags);

DESCRIPTION
     The msync() system call writes modified whole pages back to the filesystem and updates the
     file modification time.  Only those pages containing addr and len-1 succeeding locations
     will be examined.	The flags argument may be specified as follows:

     MS_ASYNC	     Return immediately
     MS_SYNC	     Perform synchronous writes
     MS_INVALIDATE   Invalidate all cached data

     The MS_ASYNC flag is not permitted to be combined with other flags.

RETURN VALUES
     If any errors occur, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.  Otherwise, a 0
     value is returned.

ERRORS
     msync() will fail if:

     [EINVAL]		addr is not a multiple of the hardware page size.

     [EINVAL]		len is too large, or less than 1.

     [EINVAL]		flags combined MS_ASYNC with another flag, which is not permitted.

     [EIO]		An I/O error occurred while writing to the file system.

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

HISTORY
     The msync() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

BSD					  June 21, 1994 				      BSD
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