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getdtablesize() - Unix, Linux System Call


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NAME

getdtablesize - get descriptor table size

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

int getdtablesize(void);

DESCRIPTION

getdtablesize() returns the maximum number of files a process can have open, one more than the largest possible value for a file descriptor.

RETURN VALUE

The current limit on the number of open files per process.

NOTES

getdtablesize() is implemented as a libc library function. The glibc version calls getrlimit(2) and returns the current RLIMIT_NOFILE limit, or OPEN_MAX when that fails. The libc4 and libc5 versions return OPEN_MAX (set to 256 since Linux 0.98.4).

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, 4.4BSD (the getdtablesize() function first appeared in 4.2BSD).

SEE ALSO



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