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MINCORE(2) System Calls Manual MINCORE(2) NAME mincore - determine residency of memory pages LIBRARY Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS #include <sys/mman.h> int mincore(void *addr, size_t len, char *vec); DESCRIPTION The mincore() system call allows a process to obtain information about whether pages are core resident. The status of the memory range is returned in the character-per-page array vec. If the page is resident, the least significant bit of the corresponding character in vec will be set. Other bits are reserved for additional information which future implementations may return. Note that the status of each page may change between the call to mincore() and the return of the page status information. In order to guarantee that pages will remain in core, the address range must be locked with mlock(2). RETURN VALUES mincore() returns 0 on success, or -1 on failure and sets the variable errno to indicate the error. ERRORS The mincore() call will fail if: [EFAULT] vec points to an illegal address. [EINVAL] addr is not a multiple of the system page size. [EINVAL] len is equal to 0. [ENOMEM] The address range specified is invalid for the calling process, or one or more of the pages specified in the range are not mapped. SEE ALSO madvise(2), mlock(2), mprotect(2), msync(2), munmap(2), sysconf(3) HISTORY The mincore() function first appeared in 4.4BSD. NetBSD 8.0 June 6, 1999 NetBSD 8.0