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NAME

       vrb_new - create a new virtual ring buffer

LIBRARY

       -lvrb

SYNOPSIS

       #include <vrb.h>

       vrb_p vrb_new(size_t size, const char *name);

DESCRIPTION

       vrb_new creates a new instance of a virtual ring buffer.

       A  virtual  ring  buffer  is  a  character  FIFO  queue with the special property that any
       sequence of characters in the buffer may be accessed  as  a  single  contiguous  block  of
       memory, eliminating the need to split any sequence to handle a buffer wraparound.

ARGUMENTS

       size_t size
       specifies  the  requested  minimum  buffer  size to be allocated.  The given value will be
       rounded up to the nearest or equal whole multiple of the system page  size.   The  virtual
       ring  buffer  is  implemented  by mapping two adjacent blocks of memory to the same memory
       object.  Thus, twice as much virtual address space will be used  and  the  specified  size
       must be less than half of the available virtual address space for this process.

       const char *name
       specifies  an  optional  temporary  name pattern or an actual name of a file to be used as
       backing store via mmap(2)  in  a  mounted  filesystem  in  which  the  process  has  write
       permission.   If the name string ends in "XXXXXX" then mkstemp(3) will be used to make the
       file unique.  Otherwise it will be used as is.   If  the  named  file  already  exists  or
       otherwise  cannot  be opened for write, an error will occur.  If NULL is given, swap space
       will be used as backing store via shmat(2).

RETURN VALUE

       vrb_p
       On success, a handle (pointer) to the newly created virtual ring buffer is  returned.   On
       error, NULL is returned.

ERRORS

       If an error is returned, then errno will have one of the following values:

       EINVAL A  buffer  size  was  requested  which  is  too  large for address space allocation
              arithmetic.

       ENOMEM Out of memory allocating the virtual ring buffer structure.

       -      An errno value set by a failing system call.

SEE ALSO

       vrb(3), vrb_capacity(3),  vrb_data_len(3),  vrb_data_ptr(3),  vrb_destroy(3),  vrb_get(3),
       vrb_get_min(3),     vrb_give(3),     vrb_init(3),     vrb_init_opt(3),    vrb_is_empty(3),
       vrb_is_full(3),  vrb_is_not_empty(3),  vrb_is_not_full(3),  vrb_move(3),   vrb_new_opt(3),
       vrb_put(3), vrb_put_all(3), vrb_read(3), vrb_read_min(3), vrb_resize(3), vrb_space_len(3),
       vrb_space_ptr(3), vrb_take(3), vrb_uninit(3), vrb_write(3), vrb_write_min(3)