LLSEEK(2) Linux Programmer's Manual LLSEEK(2)
_llseek - reposition read/write file offset
#include <sys/syscall.h> /* Definition of SYS_* constants */ #include <unistd.h> int syscall(SYS__llseek, unsigned int fd, unsigned long offset_high, unsigned long offset_low, loff_t *result, unsigned int whence); Note: glibc provides no wrapper for _llseek(), necessitating the use of syscall(2).
Note: for information about the llseek(3) library function, see lseek64(3). The _llseek() system call repositions the offset of the open file description associated with the file descriptor fd to the value (offset_high << 32) | offset_low This new offset is a byte offset relative to the beginning of the file, the current file offset, or the end of the file, depending on whether whence is SEEK_SET, SEEK_CUR, or SEEK_END, respectively. The new file offset is returned in the argument result. The type loff_t is a 64-bit signed type. This system call exists on various 32-bit platforms to support seeking to large file offsets.
Upon successful completion, _llseek() returns 0. Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.
EBADF fd is not an open file descriptor. EFAULT Problem with copying results to user space. EINVAL whence is invalid.
This function is Linux-specific, and should not be used in programs intended to be portable.
You probably want to use the lseek(2) wrapper function instead.
lseek(2), open(2), lseek64(3)
This page is part of release 5.13 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. Linux 2021-03-22 LLSEEK(2)
Pages that refer to this page: syscall(2), syscalls(2), lseek64(3)
Copyright and license for this manual page