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getpagesize - get memory page size
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
Since glibc 2.12:
!(_POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600)
Before glibc 2.12:
_BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 ||
_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED
The function getpagesize() returns the number of bytes in a memory
page, where "page" is a fixed-length block, the unit for memory
allocation and file mapping performed by mmap(2).
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
Portable applications should employ sysconf(_SC_PAGESIZE) instead of
long sz = sysconf(_SC_PAGESIZE);
(Most systems allow the synonym _SC_PAGE_SIZE for _SC_PAGESIZE.)
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 dependency 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.
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