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sys_types.h(0P)           POSIX Programmer's Manual          sys_types.h(0P)

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       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
       the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME         top

       sys/types.h — data types

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <sys/types.h>

DESCRIPTION         top

       The <sys/types.h> header shall define at least the following types:

       blkcnt_t        Used for file block counts.

       blksize_t       Used for block sizes.

       clock_t         Used for system times in clock ticks or
                       CLOCKS_PER_SEC; see <time.h>.

       clockid_t       Used for clock ID type in the clock and timer
                       functions.

       dev_t           Used for device IDs.

       fsblkcnt_t      Used for file system block counts.

       fsfilcnt_t      Used for file system file counts.

       gid_t           Used for group IDs.

       id_t            Used as a general identifier; can be used to contain
                       at least a pid_t, uid_t, or gid_t.

       ino_t           Used for file serial numbers.

       key_t           Used for XSI interprocess communication.

       mode_t          Used for some file attributes.

       nlink_t         Used for link counts.

       off_t           Used for file sizes.

       pid_t           Used for process IDs and process group IDs.

       pthread_attr_t  Used to identify a thread attribute object.

       pthread_barrier_t
                       Used to identify a barrier.

       pthread_barrierattr_t
                       Used to define a barrier attributes object.

       pthread_cond_t  Used for condition variables.

       pthread_condattr_t
                       Used to identify a condition attribute object.

       pthread_key_t   Used for thread-specific data keys.

       pthread_mutex_t Used for mutexes.

       pthread_mutexattr_t
                       Used to identify a mutex attribute object.

       pthread_once_t  Used for dynamic package initialization.

       pthread_rwlock_t
                       Used for read-write locks.

       pthread_rwlockattr_t
                       Used for read-write lock attributes.

       pthread_spinlock_t
                       Used to identify a spin lock.

       pthread_t       Used to identify a thread.

       size_t          Used for sizes of objects.

       ssize_t         Used for a count of bytes or an error indication.

       suseconds_t     Used for time in microseconds.

       time_t          Used for time in seconds.

       timer_t         Used for timer ID returned by timer_create().

       trace_attr_t    Used to identify a trace stream attributes object

       trace_event_id_t
                       Used to identify a trace event type.

       trace_event_set_t
                       Used to identify a trace event type set.

       trace_id_t      Used to identify a trace stream.

       uid_t           Used for user IDs.

       All of the types shall be defined as arithmetic types of an
       appropriate length, with the following exceptions:

       pthread_attr_t
       pthread_barrier_t
       pthread_barrierattr_t
       pthread_cond_t
       pthread_condattr_t
       pthread_key_t
       pthread_mutex_t
       pthread_mutexattr_t
       pthread_once_t
       pthread_rwlock_t
       pthread_rwlockattr_t
       pthread_spinlock_t
       pthread_t
       trace_attr_t
       trace_event_id_t
       trace_event_set_t
       trace_id_t

       Additionally:

        *  mode_t shall be an integer type.

        *  dev_t shall be an integer type.

        *  nlink_t, uid_t, gid_t, and id_t shall be integer types.

        *  blkcnt_t and off_t shall be signed integer types.

        *  fsblkcnt_t, fsfilcnt_t, and ino_t shall be defined as unsigned
           integer types.

        *  size_t shall be an unsigned integer type.

        *  blksize_t, pid_t, and ssize_t shall be signed integer types.

        *  clock_t shall be an integer or real-floating type.  time_t shall
           be an integer type.

       The type ssize_t shall be capable of storing values at least in the
       range [−1, {SSIZE_MAX}].

       The type suseconds_t shall be a signed integer type capable of
       storing values at least in the range [−1, 1000000].

       The implementation shall support one or more programming environments
       in which the widths of blksize_t, pid_t, size_t, ssize_t, and
       suseconds_t are no greater than the width of type long.  The names of
       these programming environments can be obtained using the confstr()
       function or the getconf utility.

       There are no defined comparison or assignment operators for the
       following types:

       pthread_attr_t
       pthread_barrier_t
       pthread_barrierattr_t
       pthread_cond_t
       pthread_condattr_t
       pthread_mutex_t
       pthread_mutexattr_t
       pthread_rwlock_t
       pthread_rwlockattr_t
       pthread_spinlock_t
       trace_attr_t

       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       None.

RATIONALE         top

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       None.

SEE ALSO         top

       time.h(0p)

       The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, confstr(3p)

       The Shell and Utilities volume of POSIX.1‐2008, getconf(1p)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
       the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
       Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

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