Name

get_phys_pages, get_avphys_pages — get total and available physical page counts

Synopsis

        #include <sys/sysinfo.h>
long int get_phys_pages( void);  
 
long int get_avphys_pages( void);  
 

DESCRIPTION

The function get_phys_pages() returns the total number of physical pages of memory available on the system.

The function get_avphys_pages() returns the number of currently available physical pages of memory on the system.

RETURN VALUE

On success, these functions return a nonnegative value as given in DESCRIPTION. On failure, they return −1 and set errno to indicate the cause of the error.

ERRORS

ENOSYS

The system could not provide the required information (possibly because the /proc filesystem was not mounted).

CONFORMING TO

These functions are GNU extensions.

NOTES

These functions obtain the required information by scanning the MemTotal and MemFree fields of /proc/meminfo.

The following sysconf(3) calls provide a portable means of obtaining the same information as the functions described on this page.

total_pages = sysconf(_SC_PHYS_PAGES);    /* total pages */
avl_pages = sysconf(_SC_AVPHYS_PAGES);    /* available pages */

EXAMPLE

The following example shows how get_phys_pages() and get_avphys_pages() can be used.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/sysinfo.h>

int
main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    printf("This system has %ld pages of physical memory and "
            "%ld pages of physical memory available.\n",
            get_phys_pages(), get_avphys_pages());
    exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
}

SEE ALSO

sysconf(3)

COLOPHON

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