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getpagesize(3C)                                            Standard C Library Functions                                            getpagesize(3C)

getpagesize - get system page size SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int getpagesize(void); DESCRIPTION
The getpagesize() function returns the number of bytes in a page. Page granularity is the granularity of many of the memory management calls. The page size is a system page size and need not be the same as the underlying hardware page size. The getpagesize() function is equivalent to sysconf(_SC_PAGE_SIZE) and sysconf(_SC_PAGESIZE). See sysconf(3C). RETURN VALUES
The getpagesize() function returns the current page size. ERRORS
No errors are defined. USAGE
The value returned by getpagesize() need not be the minimum value that malloc(3C) can allocate. Moreover, the application cannot assume that an object of this size can be allocated with malloc(). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
pagesize(1), brk(2), getrlimit(2), mmap(2), mprotect(2), munmap(2), malloc(3C), msync(3C), sysconf(3C), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 27 Jun 2000 getpagesize(3C)

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GETPAGESIZE(2)						     Linux Programmer's Manual						    GETPAGESIZE(2)

getpagesize - get memory page size SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int getpagesize(void); Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): getpagesize(): Since glibc 2.12: _BSD_SOURCE || !(_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600) Before glibc 2.12: _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 || _XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED DESCRIPTION
The function getpagesize() returns the number of bytes in a page, where a "page" is the thing used where it says in the description of mmap(2) that files are mapped in page-sized units. The size of the kind of pages that mmap(2) uses, is found using #include <unistd.h> long sz = sysconf(_SC_PAGESIZE); (most systems allow the synonym _SC_PAGE_SIZE for _SC_PAGESIZE), or #include <unistd.h> int sz = getpagesize(); CONFORMING TO
SVr4, 4.4BSD, SUSv2. In SUSv2 the getpagesize() call is labeled LEGACY, and in POSIX.1-2001 it has been dropped; HP-UX does not have this call. Portable applications should employ sysconf(_SC_PAGESIZE) instead of this call. NOTES
Whether getpagesize() is present as a Linux system call depends on the architecture. If it is, it returns the kernel symbol PAGE_SIZE, whose value depends on the architecture and machine model. Generally, one uses binaries that are dependent on the architecture but not on the machine model, in order to have a single binary distribution per architecture. This means that a user program should not find PAGE_SIZE at compile time from a header file, but use an actual system call, at least for those architectures (like sun4) where this depen- dency exists. Here libc4, libc5, glibc 2.0 fail because their getpagesize() returns a statically derived value, and does not use a system call. Things are OK in glibc 2.1. SEE ALSO
mmap(2), sysconf(3) COLOPHON
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