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Manual Pages  — VM_MAP_INHERIT

NAME

vm_map_inherit – set fork inheritance flags for a range within a map

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h>
#include <vm/vm.h>
#include <vm/vm_map.h>

int
vm_map_inherit(vm_map_t map, vm_offset_t start, vm_offset_t end, vm_inherit_t new_inheritance);

DESCRIPTION

The vm_map_inherit() function sets the inheritance flags for the range start to end within the target map to the value new_inheritance.

The new_inheritance flag must have one of the values VM_INHERIT_NONE, VM_INHERIT_COPY, or VM_INHERIT_SHARE. This affects how the map will be shared with child maps when the associated process forks.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES

The vm_map_inherit() function obtains a lock on the map using vm_map_lock(9) for the duration of the function.

RETURN VALUES

The vm_map_inherit() function returns KERN_SUCCESS if the inheritance flags could be set. Otherwise, if the provided flags were invalid, KERN_INVALID_ARGUMENT will be returned.

SEE ALSO

fork(2)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Bruce M Simpson <Mt bms@spc.org>.

VM_MAP_INHERIT (9) July 19, 2003

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