PR_CreateFileMap

Creates a file mapping object.

Syntax

#include <prio.h> 

PRFileMap* PR_CreateFileMap(
  PRFileDesc *fd,
  PRInt64 size,
  PRFileMapProtect prot);

Parameters

The function has the following parameters:

fd
A pointer to a PRFileDesc object representing the file that is to be mapped to memory.
size
Size of the file specified by fd.
prot
Protection option for read and write accesses of a file mapping. This parameter consists of one of the following options:
  • PR_PROT_READONLY. Read-only access.
  • PR_PROT_READWRITE. Readable, and write is shared.
  • PR_PROT_WRITECOPY. Readable, and write is private (copy-on-write).

Returns

  • If successful, a file mapping of type PRFileMap.
  • If unsuccessful, NULL.

Description

The PRFileMapProtect enumeration used in the prot parameter is defined as follows:

typedef enum PRFileMapProtect {
  PR_PROT_READONLY,
  PR_PROT_READWRITE,
  PR_PROT_WRITECOPY
} PRFileMapProtect;

PR_CreateFileMap only prepares for the mapping a file to memory. The returned file-mapping object must be passed to PR_MemMap to actually map a section of the file to memory.

The file-mapping object should be closed with a PR_CloseFileMap call when it is no longer needed.

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